Sunday, December 7, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like...


It's been a fun weeked for us. We began the weekend with the Journey to Bethlehem on Friday night, as Ted mentioned it the last blog entry. On Saturday, after some massive house cleaning, we headed out for a bite to eat and a Christmas tree. We went to a nearby nursery to pick out an already cut tree. Last year we got our tree at this same nursery--only last year I underestimated the size of our tree, and when we opened it up in the house we were a little astonished. It took a LOT of room, and we have a fairly small living area. So this year I was determined to not look like a fool again. We picked out a great tree, AND we found the Charlie Brown Christmas tree section. For $5, I couldn't resist a bare bones tree. We put it up in our mud room, and have it decorated with some of the kids' homemade ornaments. The kids and I strung popcorn for it as well. I think it rocks.
While most of the kids were otherwise engaged, I strung the tree with lights and pulled out the kids' ornaments so they would be able to decorate the tree. As to be expected, many ornaments were hung together on the same branch. Kids are funny that way.

Then began my attempts at pictures in front of said tree. Hopeless. Completely Hopeless.
On a happier note, we woke up to snow this morning. It snowed lightly most of the day--not enough to accumulate really, but enough for the kids to enjoy watching out of the front window, and enough to think they needed their snowboots! Freedom Rink will be hopefully up and running soon.

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