Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Little Backward

We sell eleven-hundred of them but somehow we end up picking out ours late. The children run through the homemade "woods" at the nursery, spinning trees, checking all sides. They're particularly attracted to the odd-shaped ones so my husband and I just nod and smile.

They're really there for the run, and the spinning, and the hiding in between the trees.

"Welcome to my nursery!"

"Tree Huggers"

Our beloved choice now stands majestically, just off the kitchen, branches slowly falling into place in the warmth. And so, we pull ornaments out from storage and commence the traditions once again, children giggling and lapping up the joy, like it's the first time.
We've read the story of the real first Christmas, over and over the past two weeks, we've created art, we've written our own stories, we've baked. And although, it might seem a little backward this year, today, we decorate.


Anna said...

All the trees look very nice (surely there are no odd shaped ones)!! Happy decorating! We still have to get our tree yet.

C Laman said...


I love this..."we sell 1100 of them, but somehow we end up picking ours late"

I actually burst out laughing as I visualized...

Heather: "Ok Honey, seriously, can we get ours done sooner this year?"

Terry: "Yes dear"

Next year the same week...

Heather: "so we Finally got our tree, late again..."

I detail everyone else's cars, but neglect my own...I have yet to figure that one out.

Kelly said...

we need to make a journey to your little "homemade woods" on Saturday. how to fit that in between groceries and musical and travel time ...

Mouse & Magoo said...

Love the CHRISTmas moments.

So fun.

Love all your pics.

I could go on, and on :)


There's plenty a reason who God gave me you!

Jesus' Richest Blessings,

The Maretzki Family said...

Congratulations on getting a Christmas tree!!! :D It's always so fun to bring out the ornaments and choose the perfect tree. Love all the pictures.

Camille said...

Wonderful post! Oh...all the photos are gorgeous (as per usual), but I must say...that one of Oliver ~ A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!!!!!!

CHRISTmas Blessings,

Traci Michele said...

wonderful PICS!!!! I adore the one of you and your hubby! So sweet.

Love to you and Merry Christmas!


Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

I just love everything about this post. Your beautiful pictures took me right back to my childhood. That was one of my favorite December activities - agonizing and debating about the perfect tree with my sisters...

I was so sad when my parents moved to an artificial tree.

My hubby is the artificial tree fan too. Although I'm sure if we lived up near you guys, I could probably convince him to buy one at your nursery, because of course we would be in-person friends. I'm sure of it! :)