I love Christmas. Everything from decorating the tree to baking cookies just makes me so happy. Once Halloween passes, I eagerly start counting down the days until I can start decorating my house and put up the tree. I usually wait until the day after Thanksgiving before any Christmas decorations go up but I’ll be honest, I just don’t think one month (give or take) is enough time to enjoy all the pretty lights and decorations. I wanted to have my tree up earlier this year but when we were about to bring it down from the attic, I decided I wanted a real tree. Then this weekend I decided I didn’t want to wait any longer and brought out the artificial tree. I’ll try for a real one next year. Instead I’m just filling up our family time with holiday cheer and starting new family traditions. Last weekend we were invited out to experience ICE! at the Gaylord National Hotel for Christmas on the Potomac and it was the perfect way for us to kick off our holiday season….