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A decorated tree

After getting the tree home yesterday, we washed it, shook it, and left it outside to dry. Then we put it in a stand in a different corner of the room than usual. Lights, ribbons, candy canes, and an angel later, we paused to take it all in.

Mmm… It’s a little taller than we’d expected. Not a bad thing.

It might be time to get some presents.

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Merry Christmas

After a morning of “opening” stockings and relaxing, we took Gilly and Ollie to Liberty Park for a walk in the snow.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Christmas Tree 2015

Ginger ponders the presence of a Christmas tree in the house.

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Fetching the Christmas Tree 2015

The first weekend after Thanksgiving Day is our traditional time to fetch our Christmas tree. Any earlier invades Thanksgiving; any later gives up valuable days we can confuse the pets with a tree in the house. ;-)

After inspecting the entire tree farm and much discussion, we found our tree, cut it down, tied it to the top of the car, and drove
home.

It was nice to have Melissa home this year have Kevin wield the saw.

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Xmas Tree

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! May we all experience a little heaven on Earth!

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Zoo Lights

Our whole family went to Zoo Lights tonight.

Although it didn’t really rain on us, an intermittent mist kept the ground wet and reflective.

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Getting the Christmas tree, 2014

This afternoon, we trekked into the hills to get a Christmas tree. We went to the same farm we did in 2010, 2011, and 2012.1

Unlike years in the past, we had no rain, no snow, no fog, and no mud. We also had no problem finding a nice tree, cutting it down2, carrying it to the car,3 lifting it up,4 tying it down,5 bringing it home,6 setting it up,7 and decorating it.8

About all that’s left is to take a pretty picture of it. Maybe tomorrow night. It’s going to be up for a while. :-)


  1. Last year, due to everything else that was going on, we got a tree from a lot. 
  2. I love a sharp saw. 
  3. With help from one of the farmer’s daughters. 
  4. With Jamison’s help. He’s getting tall — and strong. 
  5. Jamison’s help, again. 
  6. The wheels on the car go round and round… 
  7. Yup, with Jamison’s help again. I don’t know what I’m going to do without that boy. :-) 
  8. Everyone helped! Even Mousse and Meisa wanted to get in on the fun. *<:-) 
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Merry Christmas Eve

Before opening our traditional Christmas Eve gift of PJs, we posed the kids in front of the Christmas tree.

Merry Christmas, from our family to yours!

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How To Debug Christmas Lights

I could have used this information last year…

Btw, Mehdi Sadaghdar has a bunch of other videos that I wouldn’t recommend trying at home. Wow!