Trim the Tree and Deck the Halls

In my mission to get some “Christmas Spirit” I decided it was time to get the house decorated!  Now – I couldn’t hang ornaments until the girls got home because that’s definitely a family thing but I could do some of the other decorating while they were at school.

Christmas Tree Collection

The first thing I did was put up my tree collection.  Instead of santas or snowmen … I collect trees! I don’t have a good picture of it but I also tied a bunch of shatterproof ornaments from ribbons and hung them over our kitchen table.  If you check out my instagram stories you should see a peak at this crazy!  Luckily my husband loves my crazy and thought it looked cool instead of being mad about the holes in the ceiling Winking smile!

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Once the girls got home from school we started trimming the tree right away.  They had gymnastics but Cedi had a sore throat so we thought tonight would be a good night to take a break and get the decorating done. I love all the memories that come back when I hang ornaments on the tree.  The angel about is 35 years old!  My godparents gave it to me for my very first Christmas.

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I have a lot of cousins so when my grandma passed away we each just got one or two things to remember her by.  I got a juice glass (she always gave us tang in the morning!) and her collection of bells for the Christmas tree.  Each year when I hear them ring I think of my grandma.IMG-8413 We have a cottage style house so we cut down a tall tree from our backyard.  This year it’s only about 16-feet and it’s definitely a Charlie Brown tree – just how I like it!  We had the tree decorated by 6:30 with minimal yelling and fighting … I call that a win!  IMG-8414I don’t know if I have my Christmas spirit just yet but today definitely helped!

4 comments:

  1. Your tree looks great! I can relate to your lack of Christmas Spirit. Perhaps our Spirits are hanging out somewhere together, someplace warm.... LOL Love your tree collection too!

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  2. Love your tree! Thank you for sharing your ornaments, it is always special hanging up the memories.

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  3. Tang!!! I remember those days. So happy to see the ornaments and bells. I haven't found my holiday spirit yet. I'm trying to kick the hubby in the pants to get the decorations out. All I hear is "Bah, Humbug!"

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  4. My Mom use to sprinkle Tang over yogurt...way back in the day! I love Charlie Brown tree's.

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