Monday, December 8, 2008

Decorating the Tree

This is about the 24th year we have gone to the same nursery to get our tree. Sometimes Santa is there with candy canes, and a firepit to stand by and get warm and bags of popcorn, but this year we went in the daytime--just two days after Thanksgiving. That is a bit early for us, but I wanted to have the house decorated in time for a Christmas party we held.

Andrea got to put on the star this time. Again, it's tradition to have this plastic star--although we got it at a yard sale the year we got married, so we don't even know how old it is.

Julia was disappointed because we had to cut off a couple limbs on the bottom for it to fit in our stand--thus making it seem too high off the ground for her taste.

Daniel was with us--though we missed James, Erika and Kara. We usually listen to Christmas music and once the lights are on everyone helps with the ornaments. I thought back to our decorating session a few years ago when the whole family danced together to, "All I want for Christmas is you."


Christie said...

Man, you guys have been busy.... tis the season though eh? I love the pic of Julia and the tree being too high. Too funny. Your thanksgiving spread looks lovely. MMM

Jenni said...

Fun tree decorating times!! Looks great!!

Cami said...

More room for presents under there! Tell her to get wrappin!