Red Chief and I had a lovely visit with my parents, and Mr. Mordecai had a productive and enjoyable business trip to Santiago. Now we're happy to be back, with a trunkful of Christmas gifts from our parents (I can't believe Mr. Mordecai made everything fit!) and a perfect whole wheat bread recipe that I can't wait to try. We bought a Christmas tree Saturday night after we returned and we will be decorating it tonight. Stay tuned for babyproof Christmas decoration ideas and beautiful pictures from Santiago.