This is my mom’s beautiful, perfect, white Christmas Tree. The reason I say it’s perfect is because it takes literally 1 minute to set the whole tree up. And my mom does it anyways so I just marvel at it’s beauty when it’s over.

The girls, of course, love the tree. Last year they didn’t care much about the tree, so it’s cute seeing them say “pretty” when they see it. They are just the cutest.

I’m trying to be happy and positive this month for the holidays. I really want to enjoy the Christmassy spirit, not sulk through the entire month

Tomorrow, December 5 2016, makes 1 year since my brother passed away. It is still extremely difficult for me to come to terms with that, but I want to try and be joyful and happy, for him. He deserves it. We all deserve it.