My title is tongue-in-cheek, but I will confess that I had no intention of putting up a Christmas tree this year. Our kids are always here the week between Christmas and New Year’s so Christmas is officially over before they arrive. I usually make the house look festive, and there are some decorations I always put out, but the tree wasn’t even on my radar for 2016, especially since we will have two toddlers this year, and I’m going out of town the same day the last kids head for home.
Enter my youngest daughter, Tavia, who, on hearing my plans—or lack thereof—called my sanity, my humanity, and even my Christianity into question. 😉
I don’t always do what she says, but when she offered to help me take the tree down before they leave, I decided a tree would be nice. Of course, we discovered most of the lights were burned out and it took much longer than I planned on, but Ken helped me carry things in from the garage and untangle lights. And I must admit, now that it’s all done and I’m cozied up on the sofa in front of the twinkling lights with the fire blazing and Christmas music wafting through the cinnamon scented air, it’s pretty magical. Thank you, Tavia! 🙂
Here’s a little mini tour of our house all dressed up for Christmas.