I think I have been ready for Christmas season to begin since Halloween! It has arrived and I’m getting into the spirit. I have over half my shopping done and I’m hoping to finish early so that I can just enjoy the festivities, the cookie making, goody baking, Christmas movie watching that we all love to do each year.
Last Monday we started our season by getting out the tree. The last few years I have started a tradition of making a Tea Ring to get the night started as we decorate the tree.
Yes, it’s missing a big bite because of my hunny!
It’s always a big deal to get out the ladder and haul everything out of the attic.
This year all the kids crawled up in the attic.
I remember this as a child too. My Dad would head out to the very cold garage and set up the step ladder and begin to pull out the magical boxes that held our Christmas memories and finery. It was always such a great night. I loved to get under the tree with Mike after it was decorated and stare up into the tree for hours – or so it seemed.
Last year at the end of the season we purchased a new tree. So the kids had as much fun with the Pirate Ship, um. . I mean the box as they did putting up the decorations.
One of the traditions that I happily pulled out of the boxes was my GREEN BOW!! I wear this thing all season long and I love it. I always get such a kick out of the responses I get from people. It’s such an elegant looking bow that I can tell some people aren’t sure if it’s a joke or not.
Isn’t it GREAT!!??
I look forward to sharing some of our festivities along this silvery magical road to Christmas and to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus with you.
God Bless all of you and I hope you enjoy your families and the blessings that we have this season.