Friday, December 9, 2016

O Chritstmas Tree, 2016

Ah, nothing beats a fresh Christmas tree! And finding one, well that's just all part of the fun that helps me get into the Christmas spirit. I love going to a tree farm on a cold day, with the sun shining bright, and trailing through rows and rows of trees, evaluating each one (twice) before decided on the perfect one. And the perfect "one" is always a Fraser Fir.

This year was nothing like the scene I described.

We made a mad dash, past the kids bedtimes, to Home Depot and grabbed one of few Fraser Firs that were left. The kids were cranky (and rightly so), and no one really wanted to take a family photo that I was making them take (see photo below).

The experience of shopping wasn't as wonderful, BUT I still love my fresh tree, and loved getting to pick it out as a family and decorate it. It's always the start of our Christmas season tradition.

If looks could kill, Henry's just might!

 Traditional "binging it through the door" photo.

Time to decorate!

I love this one just because Henry is in the background with his toy cell phone saying "cheese" while he snaps the button. Obviously he's from a generation where only cell phones are used as cameras.

Emerson was all about decorating the tree this year, and he did so well. He was very gentle with each ornament he hung...and only broke one. Success.

Henry had no interest in decorating the big tree, but...
 ...he did enjoy decorating his little felt tree.

Happy December, Everyone!

P.S. it took has a whole week to complete the process, hence all the different outfit changes we had : )

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Thanksgiving, 2016

It's a cold and rainy day at our house. It has rained all day and all night with more rain to come. There has been very minimal activity going on, and I love it. We ALL slept in (very rare), we stayed in pj's till noon, cleaned house, ate waffles, watched football (Bedlam!), and decorated our Christmas tree (to be blogged about at a later date). It's been a great day.

Since it's a lazy day, I decided I'd better hop on my blog and update. Latest adventure for us was traveling to Grammy and Granddads house in Oklahoma for Thanksgiving.  

The kid table.

Henry got to sit with the adults. Pretty sure all he ate was mac and cheese, but I was too busy chowing down to notice or care.

There was lots of this going on...

 and this...

 We swung, climbed and jumped for hours outside. Thank goodness it was a nice weather visit.

 We also took a trip to the Holy City with cousins and went up Mt. Scott.

And of course it wouldn't be a trip to Grammy and Granddads house without feeding the cows,

and riding our new favorite toy, the Viking, which brings thrill and fear for our two children, especially when daddy is driving. 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! On to Christmas and more holiday adventures.
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