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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It Is A Merry Christmas!

The Day Before Thanksgiving Emily and I put up the tree as she had to leave for a week the next day.  I didn't want to wait and I didn't want her to miss it....


The boys made the decision to use kid ornaments.  Em and I were going to use bows and ribbons, but this whole court thing has made them hang tighter to what has been real in their lives.  So we dug out every thing they've ever made or been given and filled the tree.  I like it.

There was a little combat decorating, but no serious injuries.
This little purple tree Em and I picked up at the store for Nick's room. He likes purple.
And this tree...it is our second tree.  The first, with the kid ornaments is 10 ft.  This is a 6 ft. tree in Rasta colors just for our special Senior, Nick.  It was fun.

The finished product. Normally, I do a bunch of outside lights, but this year we are letting it go in trade for more time playing together. It's been such a great week. Mmmmmm.

8 comments:

gpc said...

What nice trees! I love sitting in a room lit only by a Christmas tree!

Lori Skoog said...

Beautiful. It's nice that you have all those ornaments made by the kids.

FlowerLady said...

Your trees are lovely Gayle and I'm glad Emily was there to be in on the family tradition.

Love and hugs to you and yours,

FlowerLady

Bonnie said...

LOve a tree with all kinds of ornaments....memories. I love how the kids look at each and every ornament and tell a story where it came from. Fun times for sure!

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Your tree is gorgeous. Love how you and the kids are pulling together through all this. More HUGS!!!!

Can they come do a tree for us now??

Bonnie said...

The homemade ornaments are the BEST!

RottenMom said...

My favorite tree is the Rastafarian!
You do realize that you are the Mom that everyone wishes they could be right? I haven't put up any Christmas decorations yet. I should get on that. Soon.

Janie said...

The tree is beautiful, and the kids seemed to have a great time decorating it.