Yes, my tree is up. I absolutely cannot believe that it is time for Christmas. Where did 2006 go? It feels like just yesterday, I was putting the decorations away! Oh well, time to go with the flow. I have decided to stay very simple this year. I literally put the tree together, strung the lights, and let the kids ( Noah too) decorate the entire thing. They especially had fun putting up their own personal ornaments that their Sue-Sue gives them each year. I think they did a very good job. I also, somehow managed to get a few nice pictures of them in front of the tree. The one above was one of my favorites but I chose a closer shot for *the* picture on our cards. I actually ordered them today from Snapfish. Hopefully, I will be happy with them when they arrive.
Every year, I strive to be more organized and to actually do meaningful things with my children. I don't want them to get caught up in the Christmas "hype", but at the same time I do want them to have fun. I loved Christmas as a child. I hope my kids will have fond memories to look back on while still knowing that Christ is the true reason for the season! Hang on everyone......it's the most WONDERFUL time of the year! :)