Monday, December 3, 2007

Our Christmas Tree!

We finally finished decorating the Christmas tree with the kids this weekend. The tree that Michael has already had the lights attached to it when he bought it. Well, there are 2 sections of the tree where the lights aren't working. Michael tried to figure out why but wasn't able too. I think it still looks good! He says this will be the last year we are using that tree, so next year we get a real one! YA! I love the smell of Christmas trees!


Anyways, I have some pictures, of course!







Our Family


When I was a kid, we always picked out an ornament each year at my dads house. So I thought it would be cool to do the same with the kids. Tyler picked out a Texas Longhorn ornament, because "they didn't have any good ones" he said. Lol.. and Elise has a Dora set. I couldn't find an "Our First Christmas" ornament at Target so Michael and I got an angel ornament that says "To someone you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world" :) If I come across an ornament that says "Our First Christmas" I just might have to grab it as well. Here are some pictures of us and the kids with our ornaments...





As I said before.. Michael spent some time on the tree trying to figure out why the lights weren't working, so Elise only got to put a few ornaments on the tree before her nap, and we just finished the tree on Sunday before we took Tyler home. But I did get a couple pictures of Elise decorating...



Then it was time for the yard decorations... We have a big penguin that comes out of an igloo, but it was so windy out, that it wasn't working out too well. We also have a little penguin.. and we put up some candy canes around one of the trees. We have to get some more for the other tree...


Here are some photos of the kids helping dad..




Elise loves the little Penguin! She ran up to it and hugged it numerous times. I got a couple pictures...



Our finished Christmas Tree...




You can really see the 2 sections of lights that aren't working.. but I think our family tree still looks great! :) I love having it there in front of the bay window... it looks so good when looking at it from outside. I feels good to have our decorations pretty much done for the most part. We still have to hang lights outside which I think we will do this weekend. Now we can just enjoy the rest of the month.. spend time with family, and remember the reason for the season!

3 comments:

Melanie said...

I didn't notice the lights not working until you mentioned it. I really don't think it's that noticeable! Looks great! I think a real tree would be nice, but I can't convince Jamie. He's worried that it would be a fire hazard. Surely these days they make very safe lights, though. Maybe one of these years I will talk him into it.

Ashley said...

Thanks! Yea, Mike didnt want a real tree either until he was under the tree for over an hour checking the lights and trying to make them work. After that he gave up and said "you can have your real tree next year cuz wwe aren't using this one again!" LOL!

Melanie said...

LOL