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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Only a few days late!

Christmas usually begins at our house the day after Thanksgiving. We put in the first Chrismas cd early in the morning, we all go and pick out the perfect Christmas Tree, on the way home we stop and buy eggnog and then spend the rest of the day decorating the tree and the house. Because we were not here the week of Thanksgiving our tradition was pushed back a little this year, but not too much. Last night we went and bought our Christmas Tree!!! This is always one of the most exciting days of the year for us!

We started off the Christmas festivities last night with our eggnog. Ella absolutely loved it!!! She could not get enough (for some reason I could not rotate the picture). But she was not about to leave a drop in her cup!

The lighting of the tree is usually a very big deal, one that Murray has declared to have no part in because he says I always complain that he does not do it right (I cannot help it if I like it just right!). Last year I think it took me 4 hours to put the light on the tree and about 20 strands! I know it is a little absurd, but it does look so beautiful! Well this year I decided to relax a little bit about the lights for two reasons. One, being 8 months pregnant it is not quite as easy to maneuver around the tree and stand up and sit down all the time. Two, we are having a Christmas party at our house tonight and we did not get home with the Christmas tree until 6:00 and get it inside until 7:00. I really did not want to stay up past midnight. All that to say our tree has a few less strands this year, I think only 8, but it is still very beautiful!

Ella loved helping with the lights!!! It is too bad the picture is blurry. However, this year she only got to help for about 20 minutes. It was too late for her and too much for us to handle.

Murray putting on the angle (which is always his job).

The finished product!


  1. when we were putting our lights on our tree this year, i thought of you!! your tree turned out beautifully!

  2. so pretty. we are still working on ours....will post pics soon. hope you are feeling well!!! love you. ps got your cute made my day!

  3. I am so impressed! Murray is quite the sport about pictures (Tucker, not so much). The tree is beautiful!