I come to determine that God blessed us with Christmas and all that it encompasses to help us look forward to and endure the harsh cold weather and 6 hour days (we are just over 6 hours of sunlight at this point and still getting shorter). I've also determined that all the darkness just means that the festive lights are on for at least 16 hours.
Yes, our tree is up (put up before Thanksgiving! gasp!) and Christmas music has been played since early November despite the harrassment.
We've already gotten to enjoy the Nutcracker ballet - compliments of Matt's work.
Thanksgiving morning we awoke to huge snowflakes (going 3 weeks without any snow) and ended up with some deep snow by the end of the day. It lasted throughout the Thanksgiving feast we enjoyed with some friends, which made for some beautiful scenery at our first Thanksgiving away from "home".
Doesn't is just look like a giant Christmas tree?
And well, little Wesley, sums it up rather nicely...
I could never get enough of this time of the year.