Every year when December rolls around, we have a set of traditions we follow that makes the holidays special to us.
The first thing is that on December 1st, our lights go up outside and we decorate our home with all the festive trickets. Each year, after putting up our decorations, I go out and get a couple of things to add to the displays, both outside AND inside.
So I am off for a week with my family to relax and enjoy some time without a tv, cell phone or video games. This is a time to "unplug" from all the modern day gadgets and just appreciate the world - and each other.
My two year old daughter has never been away from home, so it should be interesting to see how she reacts to her first time away from her bed - fingers crossed that it's positive......
I saw on The View the other day that Kimberly-Clark (which produces such products as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull Ups, Depend and Kotex) is awarding 16 lucky winners to have a new space in their homes.
Between January 28 to February 15th , one person each day will be announced on The View and will win $25,000 to renovate any room in their house.