We kicked off our holidays with an overnight trip to Chicago to see Wicked. It was a great little trip and makes me appreciate having a teenager. She loved the show and the fancy dinner and just being in the city, which made the whole thing even more exciting for me (who doens't get all that excited about visiting Chicago, since I lived there for most of my 20's.)
The next day we got our tree. Last year we ditched the artificial tree in favor of a real one. I still don't know which is better for the environment, but I'm loathe to buy another tree covered in plastic needles that will last a decade at most and then end up in a landfill. So, last year we visited a local farm and cut down our own tree. It was fun, and I'm sure we'll do that again in the future, but this year we opted to get our tree at Whole Foods and I'm sure happy we did.
Soon I'll be making homamade Irish Cream, fudge and cookies. (Obviously food & drink are the important part of the holidays for me!)