Today was a pretty nice little Sunday at the Hall house. We slept in today - hey - it's our first weekend in Columbia in the last 3 weeks and we needed the rest! We are starting to get really excited about our first Christmas at home together. We are planning on actually decorating for the first time, complete with lights, a real tree, and all the trimmings. We want to do it right so we started off by measuring the roof-line to find out how many feet of lights we'd need. Nick was very brave and climbed up onto the roof to do the dirty work! In the process of being outside - inside - outside Nick and Finlay spotted our neighbors' lost dog, Deuce. He reminds me of a certain other terrier by the name of Harriet! The boys ran out and rescued him, and you can see him in the picture below. This afternoon we looked around at Lowes and Target, making our pre-Christmas shopping list, and we found the best thing ever! A puppy advent calendar! Now Nick and I have our advent wreath and Fin has his very own advent calendar filled with rawhide treats. We hope everyone had just as wonderful Sunday!