i always love to document this part of christmas. the tree trimming each holiday season. looking back at the first video josh and i made our first year of marriage decorating our christmas tree in our tiny studio apartment in harlem, a lot has happened since then. for starters, there is the obvious. 5 little babies…. adding more chaos, more warmth, more mess and more silliness. there are more ornaments, a bit more wisdom and experience on our parts when it comes to what sorta tree to get and how to string lights around it (hopefully more wisdom and experience beyond that, too, i’d like to think.) there is perhaps even more obnoxiousness on my part (i mean, who does this! eye roll me all ya want, i did it before blogs were big and i’m doing it even now, as blogs aren’t really big and i’ll be doing it when i’m 60 probably, too. different eyeglasses, slower dance moves, hopefully still a nyc apartment of some kind)… but i digress! it’s fun to look back at that silly video and then look at this video with all seven of us and it’s like, gosh. stuff has happened! and as i look at my babies, i feel forever grateful to celebrate my savior this season and what i have been given. i love them a lot. this life isn’t perfect and there is so much i struggle with every freaking single day, but they fill me with joy. and with a determination to be better, do better, live better. merry christmas, everyone! happy tree decorating wherever you might be!