|Posing with his Christmas tree.|
|Playing with Zuma, my parents' dog.|
|Helping me decorate.|
Our tree is up, although not yet decorated, and we have decorations throughout the house. Carter enjoyed playing with bells and looking at all of the lights. He is so much fun to watch. I'm extremely excited for this holiday season. I've always loved the holiday season, but it now brings me so much more joy. Not just because I have Carter to watch, but because of the memories surrounding this time of year. When we were at the trails running I saw the Christmas trees that were up last year. The trees we ran to the night before Carter was born. I think back to all of those emotions. Nearing the end of pregnancy as we put our tree up. Nursing a brand new baby to the light of a Christmas tree. Wearing Christmas pajamas while holding a sleeping newborn. My heart swells just thinking about those things. We have so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to. This small family of ours sure is full of love.