I know these are a little out of order now, but good grief! There are just too many Christmas-related things I feel like I need to get documented here!
This was our trip into the tree field at Nana's house to find a Christmas tree (with Sherry, Ryan, and Cam, too!). It was a beautiful day for a Christmas tree hunt.
I decided to be "sneaky" and put just a few ornaments on the tree this year - in an effort to avoid the "NO!'s" we would be shouting approximately eight million times throughout the month of December ... but surprisingly, Lucy really didn't mess with the tree very much. She "helped" me decorate by adding her Santa doggy - (and Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto were put on the tree multiple times throughout the month, too!:).
and now, they are all down and packed away until 11 months from now. I continued my (3 year) tradition of taking ALL Christmas decorations OUT of my house on Christmas night. I have a problem. I know it. But I just canNOT stand waking up on December 26th, being surrounded by Christmas decorations when Christmas is 364 days away! Most depressing feeling EVER. ... So, to avoid that problem, I just make it all disappear on Christmas night and that way, I don't have to think about it.
Although - just a while ago, Lucy was playing with some of her Christmas stickers, and there was one of a Christmas tree. She brought it over and said, "Where's Christmas tree?" I replied that it was "right here" (meaning, the sticker she was holding). And then I got, "Where's Mama's Christmas tree? Go get it!". Oops. I guess she wasn't quite ready for the Christmas tree to go away. But she'll get over it. She has a dump truck-sized load of new toys to keep her mind off of it...
And now all that remains are the outside lights. It takes quite a lot of convincing to get Scott to put them UP ... convincing him to climb up there and take them DOWN already might be difficult... they are beautiful though, and I decided all that hard work deserved to be posted here. :-)