Saturday, December 19, 2009

Decorating The Tree

A few days after we got our tree we spent the evening decorating it. The thing I like the most about our tree are the ornaments we have. We have a few store bought ornaments, but mostly our ornaments are handmade. It's so much fun to look at the ornaments as we decorate the tree and try to remember who made it. Thankfully, I remembered to have the boys write their names on their ornaments and date them.

Isn't this guy cute?



even with one arm missing!!!

I'm sure Mordecai had something to do with that.

So here is Mike putting the tree in the tree stand.



And the boys starting to remove the string holding it together.



Man!, I hope that corner is big enough.



Yes, that is my hubby standing on the railing of our stairs. I think I held my breath the whole time he was up there. It would have not been pretty if he had fallen.

well, and quite embarrassing trying to explain how your husband broke his neck while decorating the tree!!!



At least he has a good head on his shoulders...

...to balance on the ceiling while getting the rest of the string off the tree.



okay, I can breath now... he's down.

Now we are on to putting on the lights.



And some other decorations around the house. Noah, making sure the beads are straight.



We have had this nativity set, that Seth is setting up, for a really long time. It is one of their favorite things to pull out at Christmas time. They take turns as to who gets to set it out every year.



Now it's time to put on the ornaments.



Thank goodness our boys like to do crafty things like make ornaments, because we needed a lot for this "Scrawny" tree.



The last few ornaments going on the tree...



who needs a step stool when you have a boy who's just the right height.

3 comments:

hadassahrose said...

Looks like fun. :)

I hope that you and your family have a very merry Christmas!

(I found your blog while hopping from one to another.)

Peace.

The Ryals said...

Hadassah, Thanks for commenting. I hope you have a blessed Christmas too.

Karen said...

Was there room for the tree topper?? It looks like a great family time:)

It was good talking to you yesterday!