The holidays are here, and i don’t think it’s possible to be much more excited than me and Jon.  To imagine the excited, think Clark Griswold (Christmas Vacation) running amok with Buddy the Elf (Elf).   Sounds like a little too much excitement? Possibly, but we’re serious about celebrations and presents, and the whole thing ends up being a whole lot of fun.  I made Jon a “honey-do” list for all the holiday season, and he laughed when he started making a timeline for how we would fit it all in: ice skating, tree chopping, sledding, dog-sledding, cross country skiing, snow-mobile riding, ice-fishing, snow-shoeing, building a gingerbread house, adopting a family, making homemade ornaments, building a snowman, mistletoe-picking, and building a snowman.  We got started on the list this weekend, and I got some pretty festive pictures out of the trip: