Monday, December 1, 2008

We found it!

The perfect tree! The Paschal's began decorating for Christmas this past Saturday morning. We hung the stockings, and took inventory of what we might need from the store. After naps, we packed up and headed to the tree farm. Everyone enjoyed the "tree picking" experience (even Nolan, after he learned that being cuddled up with mommy wasn't so bad:). We then headed home and the kiddos had supper while daddy got the tree in the stand. While daddy bathed the girls, mommy got lights on the tree. And while mommy nursed the baby, daddy and the girls decorated the tree. Whew! Who knew that even the simplest of tasks could be so complicated and required strategy (mommy and daddy really thought all of this through:).

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Aubrey making the best use of the tissue paper that had been used to wrap our ornaments in all year...

Our Christmas baby hanging window stickers in her room!

Mommy and her babies before the tree hunt began.

A family picture (yes, Nolan is there, he's strapped to me). I asked the sweet guy who cut our tree down to take it:)

True to what we know about Aubrey, she was happy just being able to "pick flowers."

Mommy's sweet little boy...

Adie was super excited to be "on the hunt" for our tree.

The finished product. "Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches!"

On Sunday, we decided to take some family pictures. I'm only posting a few, as they are coming soon in your Christmas card:)

Thanks for the dresses Grandma Ellen!
Sweetest little candy cane I've ever seen!

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