Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Trimming the Tree!

Not always have we gotten the tree up so quickly but this year I was faced with either doing it early or not having the big boys here when we decorated... so early won. And I'm so glad!
Saturday I spent the whole day either getting ready to put up Christmas decorations, actually putting them up or cleaning up the empty boxes! It was a grand day with my Christmas CD's blaring from the stereo.

Little boys playing in the tree box. It's HUGE - over 6' tall!

Little boys helping Daddy set up the tree. They were big helpers!

It's so fun to decorate the tree. I hand each ornament out. Some I save for a specific person to hang, mostly we just hang. If one has a special meaning, and most do, one of us says what it is. Each year, the kids get a new ornament of their own. These go on our tree and the first Christmas after they are married, they will get all their own oranments as a gift for their home. I haven't had to do that yet but remember how special it was when my Mom gave me my ornaments for our home.

Javier Don, our first Christmas with him walking!

Finished Family Foto

Tradition of ending with a hot drink. Sometimes we have steamers...
This year we had home-made ORGANIC hot chocolate!!!


  1. I love getting the decorations out. I'm glad we were able to put our tree up with my folks this year. I love the picture of Paco and Javi in the tree box!

  2. What a beautiful family you have!
    Aren't traditions wonderful?

    Just popped in via downtoearth.


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