Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's Up!

I LOVE Christmas. Like, LOVE it! This is my favorite time of the year. Sure, I get a little worried about finances {I don't know about y'all but we don't have a money tree growing out back}, and I may have a little nervous break down trying to figure out how we'll get everything accomplished, but this truly is such a special time of the year for me. Having three little girls and a husband to share it all with makes it even better.

One of my most favorite parts {besides celebrating Jesus' birth, of course ~ the true reason for the season} is putting up a tree. I love the fresh pine {er, noble} scent. I love stringing the lights. I love watching the girls hang the ornaments while dancing to Christmas music. Hey, I even love watering and picking up after the darn thing. If it were up to me, the tree would go up the day after Thanksgiving. But Jeremy doesn't like to put a tree up until the 10th of December. The 10th. C'mon, that's WAY too long to have to wait for a tree. {Of course, Jeremy is a firefighter, and I know that he just wants to protect us.} I think we've only waited until the 10th one year ~our first year of marriage. Each year we inch closer and closer to the first of December. This year was our earliest . . . yesterday, the 2nd! WOO-HOO! I've got my tree up. It's decorated. And I think it's beautiful. Sierra and Makenna did such a great job!

Picking out a tree and decorating was our 2nd day of Countdown to Christmas activity. We had a ball!

{Sorry about the pics. I don't have time to edit them right now, so bear with me ;) Will include more tomorrow during link up!}

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to link up for Countdown to Christmas! I can't wait to see what y'all have been up to!!!

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Jenny said...

How fun! I remember getting real trees when I was a kid. Sometimes we'd go on my birthday, which is Dec. 13th. That seems so late though.

Connie Weiss said...

What a beautiful tree!

I'm ready!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful tree!! I love it! The tree is one of my favorite parts too!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Your tree is so pretty! I bet the girls had a great time decorating it! We are going to get our tomorrow...and hopefully get it decorated too!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

GORGEOUS tree!!! Nice work in getting the tree so early!! ;) We're going to try to get ours tomorrow if time allows. I really want to go cut one down at a tree farm, but a tree lot might win out instead. :(


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