i am not sure if i am ready....maybe today is the day to get moving.
we did get our tree up.
since we have a fake tree it's pretty easy to just get it out and put it up....no cold weather to fight or finding the perfect tree. (i didn't get out the tree so i can't technically say it's easy...but i tlooks easy)
i let the kids do ALL the ornaments.
i gave in last year and realized it was the best idea... they are able and i can relax.
no ornaments broke this year!
we start with the family ornaments first....all different random ornaments i have collected since i got married.
scott was at the gym and lauren was dying her hair...but three is plenty to decorate a tree.
after the family box is empty then they get to put on their OWN special ornaments.
i keep each child's ornaments in their own box.
every year i pick out an ornament for them that represents something that happened that year
or something they would like.
and then we keep them seperate from the family ornaments.
it's very special to them to hang their own special ones themselves.
craig made a fire in the fireplace and we all sat ont he couch and watched ELF.
(sean and i recited this entire scene over breakfast today)
this year our family ornament is from lisa leonard's shop.
it's so pretty.
i chose the star ornament for us.
they are lovely keepsakes.
and make wonderful gifts for friends and family.
she has a heart and a stocking ornament also.
Use the code: ornament2011 for 10% your order
(also....all of her jewelry would make ANY lady on your christmas list very happy... go find something)