We ended up with a lovely little Christmas tree, but it was no easy task. Because of the warm weather, people rushed out it seems before Thanksgiving was even over and snatched up all of the live Christmas trees in our area, pre-cut and cut-your-own. We leave our tree up for the 12 days of Christmas until the Wise Men arrive, which is 12 days longer than most people. In years past, we never had an issue, but this year, by the time we got our tree, they were completely wiped out in our area. So after our usual tree farm was sold out, and even the local Boy Scouts were sold out of any decent pre-cuts, we headed to Home Depot. It didn't bother our little curly haired girl, though. There is an airport pretty much across the street, and as she's obsessed with watching planes fly over, she was thrilled with the entire tree-hunting adventure.
I love having a real tree in our home. My husband begs me every year for an artificial tree, but I won't budge on this one. The only thing is, I hate decorating. Weird, I know. Turns out, our little girl hates it too. My husband always strings the lights because he's so good at it, and I was in charge of ornaments. I asked Little One to help me decorate, but she opted to color instead. Besides, she's much more interested in removing ornaments than adding them.
Regardless of what it took to get there, our tree looks beautiful during this unseasonably warm Christmas season, and I can't wait to see it with all of Santa's gifts beneath it.
I wish each and every one of you a blessed and joyful Christmas!
Just as I had my nieces over a few weeks ago for a special outing and overnight, I had my nephews over and planned for us all to go on the Santa Train. The overnight was quite the adventure! But they loved the Santa Train, and we were able to see and go inside the 765 Steam Engine! Carson's favorite part was Santa Claus, and he asked for a real dinosaur for his backyard. Aidan loved riding in the caboose, and my daughter's favorite part I think was riding in the car with her cousins and eating hot dogs at Coney Island. I feel very blessed to have my little nephews and to be able to spend this special time with them. They're the cutest!
It's so unbelievable how quickly this year has gone. As I continue to work on this 365 project, I realize how the days pass ever more quickly with each post, nearing that number 365. At the beginning of this project, my daughter was a baby and now she's a big girl reading books in my bed and deciding what she likes and doesn't like. This 365 project has caused me to understand the rapid speed of childhood and the need to bottle up and value every precious moment. Each day that passes is the last time my daughter will run around in a diaper or pretend a box is a rocket ship or play in the curtains, but by the time it's the last time, it's too late to realize what it is and to treasure it. So this 365 project helps me to capture it in my memory in a tangible way forever, to remember those moments when my memory fails me.
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