My favorite time of year is here. I have been preparing my lists and starting to make my Christmas projects (and why don't I start in July???) I have even started listening to Christmas music. Today we had our first family Christmas fun. We went to Independence Square to watch the lighting (oh wait- we didn't last that long due to extreme wind conditions!) However we did get to take sleigh rides and visit Santa. There was even a surprise visit by Slugger from the KC Royals. We had a great time and I am even more ready for Christmas now.