The Monday after Thanksgiving, we always put up our tree. This year was even more enjoyable to me than in previous years because our little ones are old enough now to help without breaking things or making a giant mess. (ok, we still made a mess, but not as bad as before). In addition, the kids seemed to find more meaning in placing their ornaments on the tree; ones they’d made, ones they were given like for their 1st Christmas, etc. So, with Christmas music playing and my Mom to help, we whipped up the tree in no time. Then we turned off the overhead lights, plugged in the tree lights and sat with hot chocolate and listened to a story of the first Christmas. A memory made.

Hard to believe my “baby” is 4 1/2!!

The decorators!

Finishing touches….

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