Well we went and cut our tree last weekend.
We always go to a local farm that is so pretty and grows fir trees that we like. Last year it was hot (before the great snows), this year windy n COLD. But we still managed to have lotsa fun n silliness with Nanny along! Jack looks a bit embarrassed by our antics, huh?
We all enjoyed the time inside their log cabin shop, sipping cider n watching the train go round the ceiling. The following day we all decorated the tree while sipping cocoa and watching football.
The next morning I came down very early after a sleepless night (a sheet changing episode w/Jack at 3 am had left me wide awake)... Looking forward to the pretty lights, quiet Christmas music and sipping tea... Geez I guess I sip a lot!
Found the tree planted face first on the dog's crate. Poor Olivia. She never even made a sound. Musta been slow motion as nothing broke on the tree either. Good thing there are no fancy Wedgewood or Lenox ornaments here!
Now it's back up n presentable with it's skirt straightened. Maybe it just wanted extra attention and appreciation?
So here goes...
This is our kitschy, kids, Christmas crafted, full o love n memories tree!
Starting at the top with it's Angel made by Jack and Sarah's 1st preschool ornament.
I'm embarrassed to admit that these primitive crafts were made by me prior to kids!
Above is The Farmer as a baby with his Daddy who passed away 2 yrs later.
Below is my own Mommy dressed as an angel for her grade school pageant.
Bet you might have one of these...
But not a box o Barnum's and a silver baby spoon!
Yes, you saw right. They're empty tho.
Here's a glimpse of my new favorite tree skirt that I thrifted a couple years ago.
I can't seem to get any passable pics of any of this so you'll have to check out last years tree for a full shot.
If I can ever get caught up tween extra winter farm work and extra Christmas work, I'll post some more bad pics of more Christmas round the farm!
Hope your world is Merry and Bright!