This is truly our favorite time of year. Not only does it celebrate the birth of our Lord, but it just doing all of these family things together does the heart good. The kids love the decorations, David loves the weather and I love remembering this time as the best times of my life...when I shared each of these kids first Christmas'.
So, while Belle was busy describing to her Rudolph that Christmas was not about Santa but really about "God things", David drug the decorations out of the attic. Over the course of Tuesday thru Friday, we began working on the decorating. David still has to put lights on the roof, and after that is done, I'll post pictures of it all.
But, the erecting of the tree is always my favorite things to capture. It has always been Belle's favorite part, and this would be Luke's first year to help. We intentionally completely revamped our tree about 3 years ago when Belle broke some ornaments on our old tree. We decided that Christmas decorating shouldn't involve a lot of swatting and "no-nos", so we changed the tree to a "candy Christmas" tree and everything on it is now non-breakable.
So, Friday night was the time. We got the tree together and David went to put the star on...dead. It was completely dead. So, we headed out (on the busiest shopping day of the year) to find a new star. Once it was properly in place, the kids went to town. I got some really sweet shots again this year. All photos are on our photos site, but here are just a few of my favorites.
Waiting patiently to decorate
We are great decorators
Luke's mad skillz
What does Lukey see?
Belle sees it too!
Be still my heart...
Look ma! The tree!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!