Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas time!

We have had fun this year decorating for Christmas. Last year we weren't at home for Christmas so we didn't get a tree but we enjoyed going and picking one out with Letha. The year before that we did get a tree and had fun decorating. This year we picked out our tree among the other pre-lit plastic is Doug getting it out of the Jeep.
Putting up decorations...p.s. having a pre-lit tree is amazing, makes the whole tree decorating process so easy!
Doug likes garland...
Looking for 'holes'... I was a little sad not to have all of my ornaments from through the years to put on the tree. When we moved out here, somehow my shoebox full of our ornaments was left behind. This year we just have two new ornaments, one from Portugal that Hannah found last year and one that Letha got Doug (Cowboy's).
Doug trying to straighten out the star...
Our Christmas town. One of our Christmas traditions is to get a new Christmas house for our 'town' that reflects some memory from that year. Our first year together we got a chapel and clock tower that represented our wedding. Our second year together we moved to our house on a tree farm so we got a tree farm scene. Our third year for some reason was not documented anywhere that I can find (although I distinctly remember blogging about it). Our third year, we had enjoyed experiencing having chickens and hatching a baby chick so we found a farmhouse to add to our little town. We have not found this year's addition yet but we have a couple of ideas of what we are looking for...when we find 'the one', I will post again with pictures of it.

Here is our Christmas town displayed under our tree (sorry the tree farm is kind of dark).
Our tree...(not sure why but it proved to be very difficult to get a good picture of it!)
What are some of your Christmas traditions?

1 comment:

  1. Yes, this is your neighbor who lives in the apartment directly above you.

    We are going to begin a new tradition this year for Christmas. Every weekend morning during the month of December, we are going to have a tap dancing and clogging contest from 5 a.m. until 6 a.m. The wood floors are great for such events because they transmit the sound so effectively.

    Hope you enjoy.