Last night we booked a hotel and plane tickets to Hokkaido for a few days before Christmas. Hokkaido is the northern-most island in Japan and is the ski destination of choice for most of the eastern hemisphere. Some of the greatest powder on earth, say the Hokkaido enthusiasts.
Today, Mike got the kid's skis and boots out for them to try on and make sure they still fit. Someone is excited to go skiing! I'll give you a hint. It's not necessarily the kiddos.
Ikea sells little live Christmas trees here. We happened to be there last week, so we picked one up and decorated it last Sunday. Monday morning, Beaver woke up early because he thought it was Christmas. So sad!