It is December 1, 2008, and I am enjoying sitting in my living room with our first family Christmas tree. Our family decorated together for Christmas for the first time this evening. What a special time. I had already put up the tree, but Ana “helped” place ornaments on the tree and Greg arranged the lights. I am listening to a Christmas medley of Martina McBride’s Christmas, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Kenny G, and the Mannheim Steamroller–all music that reminds me of Christmas in the states. We are, however, creating brand new McKinzie Christmas memories in Peru for Ana and any children we may have in the future. I am not exactly sure what all of those traditions will look like, but it is exciting to know that our first family Christmas is this year, and it will be in Peru.