We also did something fun for our neighbors and good friends, Chase and Ashleigh Carlson. Ashleigh really wanted a tree but Chase was bein' a scrooge and didn't want to get one this year. And he wasn't budging. So Monday Brett and I went and bought them a tree for Christmas, put a bow on it, and left it on their front step. Then we hid outside until Chase got home (Ash was already inside) We wanted to see their reaction. Ashleigh was thrilled, but I think Chase's exacts words were "You Punks." But within a couple of hours, their tree was fully decorated (much better than ours) and Chase was feeling the spirit of Christmas and happy to have the tree! I won't call him a Scrooge anymore. They invited us over later to see their tree and SURPRISE, there was a gift under it for US! It was a Shark (you know, the dust buster). They are too nice:) Thanks guys! Brett is using it daily, and I'm loving it! It's a toy for him.
We are lucky to have such good friends as our neighbors. What a fun way to start out our Christmas!