The plan was to go a bit farther out for our tree but just after leaving the house I realized that both our water bottles were bone dry. There's nothing quite like the shake of an empty water bottle to suddenly make it seem like you've been thirsty for years so we decided to swing into a nearby spring for a refill. Our thirst was satiated. The rain turned to snow. We nabbed a perfect little tree (not really that hard as our tree standards are very low) just off the dirt road into the springs. Back at home the babies took a long nap while we strung some lights, feasted on a hot sandwich and cold ciders and watched the snow fill in outside. As far as days go this one was pretty much magic. Still earthside don't get me wrong. but just a little glimpse of heaven.