Here's Thomas opening up a gift from me and Rob last Christmas. He is a pro at pausing to get his photo taken while opening gifts. It is the only way we get to share the moment so far away.
When you are an empty nester and there are no kids to take photos of during the holidays, you take photographs of the tree! Last year I finally got the tree decorated to reflect our love of nature. There are lots of birds and snowflakes and woodlands creatures. I was really happy with the final outcome. I am challenging myself to not buy one new ornament this year! I'm not sure I will be successful. I am a sucker for new ornaments and have actually already been looking at this year's supply at Pier 1. I know it is crazy but I actually did go in looking for clearance Halloween decor and there was Christmas... in October!