We typically put up the tree on my birthday, but this year I was attending the delivery a friend on my birthday and then was graduation and our house is not that big, so we waited until the weekend before Christmas to put the tree up.
As the kidlets get older they slowly take over jobs that Sean and I used to do ourselves. It is truly a joy to be slowly handing off some of these jobs.
Arranging all the branches so our fake tree does not look so fake.
Slightly lopsided, but it is good.
Every year we lose little green needles, but it still looks nice.
Nathan helped Sean string the lights. One of these years we will buy some lights that are green instead of white. You know, we got those lights on clearance and they have lasted a long time. I am content with what God has given us. Our kidlets will laugh about it when they are adults I am sure.
Nathan helping his little buddy, Levi, put on an ornament.
Nathan putting up the chains that explain the Christmas story from Scripture.
Everyone wants to help Dad.
Abigail with an ornament we made at the library in Des Moines with Miss Deb.
Thomas is required to put his up high now. He can reach higher than I can reach.
Elianna putting on the baby safe ornaments.
Bethany hanging the felt ornaments we made one of our first years here in NC.
Olivia explaining tree ornamentation to me.
Caleb, such a happy, happy boy.
Our 19th Christmas as husband and wife.
Notice the door open and the screen up. It was hot in the house.
An ornament from his cousin from last year. See, Legos are great for just about everything.
Bethany reaching higher than she did last year.
Because we add new ornaments every year, the tree keeps getting fuller and fuller. I love every single minute of it. I love these pictures, each child’s personalities shines through.
There was great debate about whether to put a star or angel on the top of the tree. Last year we had the star. We were going to do the angel and then we remembered why we used the star, the angel does not fit on top of the tree in this house. The star is a gift from a friend from college and the angel used to be my Dad’s Mom’s angel. They are both very special to me. The kids are hoping for a house that we can put the angel on the tree, maybe 2014.
There are a lot more Christmas pictures to come.