The Family Hat: Baby’s 1st Christmas Tree

It’s baby’s first Christmas tree!
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For the third year in a row, we bought our Christmas tree from a family owned farm down the road. Last time we were there … well, read all about that trip here. This time, it was smooth sailing. We showed baby around the entire tent of trees – there had to be hundreds of them! She loved touching the trees with her little bitty hands. And watching the other families run around the tent looking for their perfect tree. She picked this one out herself (with a little help from dad). Here’s a little glimpse into our trip.
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The Holiday Hat: A Holiday Note from Nordstrom

In our house, we are “arguing” about the early celebration of Christmas. The weather is getting colder, the radio stations are playing holiday tunes, and I believe it’s time to start pulling down fall pumpkins and start putting up red, green and silver holiday decorations. My husband think it’s “too early”.
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Well, today we took a little trip to the mall. Kelsey stayed with Grandpa while we splurged on two hours of alone time. As we drove up to the shopping center, we noticed the big jingle bells and red ribbons drapped on the exterior parking lights. Shopping bags were red and white, store signs read Season’s Greetings, and Santa was sitting in his house next to Macy’s.
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I was winning the argument.
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Then, we arrived at Nordstrom. As we walked towards, arguably, the best department store in the shopping center – we stopped to read a giant sign that hung in the window. There it was: a holiday note from Nordstrom to us. The large sign took over their entire storefront window display. There were no mannequins. No merchandise. Just this sign.
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It read:

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Thank you, Nordstrom. I officially lost the argument.