We went downtown yesterday afternoon to blow our glass ornaments for the year. Fatty took the girls to do this eight years ago as a surprise for me and I have joined them every year since. It's hands down my favorite holiday tradition. I love that we make the time to go (always challenging – this year no exception) and that it is an outing. Talking to the artists, deciding what colors and combinations to use (also always challenging – we have a lot of ornaments!), looking at the glass in the gallery, watching the blowers at work – it's all part of the experience. And at the end, in addition to the memories, we have four more gorgeous ornaments to hang on the tree. I bet we will get to the point where they may even need their own tree. That would be just fine with me.

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