Thursday, December 6, 2012

Embracing our Tree

Well, here I am.  Finally taking the time to sit down at the computer and get a few words out.  It's been a couple of crazy weeks ~ Thanksgiving travels, Hubby gone for a week, kid stuff, home improvements.  The list goes on and on, but finally I'm stopping to breath and do one of my favorite things.  Blog.

And since today is Thursday,  I thought I would embrace the camera.  And this is easy for me this week.  You see, last night we decorated our Christmas tree.  Christmas music was playing in the background.  The kids were arguing over whose ornament was whose and who got to hang up the next one.... it was pure loveliness.  No really though, besides the occasional, "No, that's my ornament, I get to hang it up."  and "Moommm, can I do the next one?" We had a fun time.

Once the tree was decorated, of course I had to break out the camera.  

First for a first look at the fully decorated tree

Then a couple in front of it

Sassy girl and I

Hubby and I

It was a fun night.  Full of reminiscing over ornaments (like the ones that were glued back together after the fully decorated tree tipped over a couple of years ago), enjoying the picture ones, seeing how much everyone has grown and of course personal ones ~ like Smileys favorite "Minnie and Mickey" ornament, Action's "Elvis" ornament, Sassy's ice skating ornament and the "Santa Clause" ornament I painted when I was in 8th grade ~ way back in 1989 :)


Jennifer Juniper said...

I LOVE the silhouettes in front of it! (hey, who knew I could spell silhouette my first try???)

Anne U @ hot coffee mama said...

Beautiful tree, I just love real trees.

Sandra Kohlmann said...

No way were you in 8th grade in 1989! You do not show your age at all! Your tree and family are lovely, as usual!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I love putting on the ornaments... they all have a memory. Your tree is so pretty and these photos are wonderful. Love the one of your kids standing in front of it!