The Christmas Season has kicked into full gear over here as of this weekend. After our very sad day on Friday, we started doing the Christmas thing full bore on Saturday. Chris' birthday marks the day to get our Christmas tree every year, a tradition started in his family when he was young.
This was the first time we've ever had to cut a tree in the RAIN. We've done snow before, we've done sub-zero temperatures, but never rain...until this year.
Chris - ready to cut the first tree that gets in his way
Okay, maybe not this one though...
Raelea thought maybe she should be doing the cutting.
Finally, a perfect tree was chosen.
The tree cutting was followed by tree decorating.
Erin joined in on the decorating tradition.
Much thought is always given to where to place each ornament. Okay, not really, the little kids just put them on wherever they feel like it, usually one on top of another!
It doesn't seem that long ago that Snickers was just a little pup enjoying her first Christmas.
As is tradition, we had a white elephant gift exchange. Molly was waiting to see what sort of treasure she would end up with...
As you can see, she got quite the gift!