This weekend Jason and Kari hung out after everyone else left.
I was feeling sad that Ian was leaving on Monday... so we went and got a big Christmas/New Years tree and put it up. We took out all of the ornaments, heated some spiced wine, and put on holiday music. It was so nice to do it as a family.
Like everything else this week, there was a certain amount of fiasco involved in putting the tree up. We pulled our old tree stand out of the basement and itt looked pretty bad but we were in a hurry so we filled it with water and put the tree in it anyway. Mistake. Trusty Rusty had gotten so rusty that the tree did not drink any of the water!! So we had to take all the ornaments down, take the tree down, cut a couple of inches off, and put the tree on a new stand. Phew.