christmas tree

christmas tree

our first Christmas tree in The Netherlands is up.
we're home.
[yes, this is the consumerism time, a religious celebration and I'm not even religious]
sue me: I've always liked this time of the year, decorating the tree and the house with my father - tradition we maintained last weekend even though I'm living abroad - the quality family time, watching lame old movies with my brother and, in recent years, spending Christmas Eve baking with my husband and having children around: my gorgeous stepdaughter and my sweet niece.
I'm really proud of our tree and, to top it all, today the streets outside woke up dressed in white - it was only ice, but I'm from Southern Europe, it works for me.