O Christmas Tree

This year my husband decided it would be fun to cut our own Christmas tree.  On our Thanksgiving hike,  we spotted one we thought would be suitable.

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One day in December, the children went with him to bring the tree home.

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Once they brought it in the house, we realized it was taller and wider than we anticipated; so back out it went to be trimmed.

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We had to adjust the living room furniture, but we found a spot for it.  The smell of pine filled the room.  With Christmas carols playing in the background, I placed the lights.  As they removed their handmade ornaments from the box, the three youngest children exclaimed over each one and hung them on the branches.

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Our oldest took it upon himself to hang garland and lights on the front porch railings.

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Arranging the nativity figures is a highlight each year.  My favorite is when one of the children places all the figures in a circle with the characters all gazing at the baby Jesus.

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I love to see the soft glow of the tree at night.  It gives a cozy winter feeling.

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*Photo credit for the first three pictures goes to our third child.

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6 thoughts on “O Christmas Tree

  1. Congratulations, K. on the excellent photography and to the other children for your parts in getting the house and yourselves ready to celebrate a special time of the year. Stephanie, I really appreciate the way you all work as a family to decorate for Christmas. I’m sure it is a significant time now and in memories in the future. (And to Pete for preparing the tree.)

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