Friday, December 17, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree! And Advent!

The S Fam is preparing for the Nativity of Our Lord! What would Christmastime be without some Christmas jammies? Last night we bought and trimmed our tree, ate a snacky meal of shrimp cocktail and sweet potato and regular fries. Then we forced our kids to pose for pictures. Can you tell James just loves to be loved by his big sister?

We've got a few of them altogether too. One was the clear winner and has been selected for our Christmas card, so it's not on here. Oh geesh do I loathe preparing cards of any kind. I'm pretty sure I've said this before on this blog.
Look at big boy Philly (and divert your eyes from the haphazardly arranged ribbon)! Doesn't he look like a little boy? Where is my baby going? I'm pretty glad I've got another one coming because it's just not right how quickly they turn into little kids. We find out if this one is a boy or girl next week.
Now back to the tree: This is the S Family's first fresh tree. We sold our little plastic one at a garage sale before we moved. There is just no comparison to a fresh tree. I am sorry friends. The SMELL is delightful. It's kind of a big fat monster of a tree (to me anyway) and if you get your tree late in Advent like us it will be a bargain. You will be slightly bummed that there will be no more Nobles. I love Nobles. They have a whimsical look to them, don't you think? Anyway. I love our tree. And that we have no matching ornaments on it whatsoever. And not enough lights either. Martha would hate my tree, I am sure. I made a really lame attempt at a bow on top too. I don't care. My tree says, "I am a family tree. I have homemade, sentimental ornaments on me, and I'm proud to be in a house with children that poke me, keep removing my ornaments, and hide behind me. And the mother of the house is not a crafty one, but she tries." :) I just lol'd at myself.
Welp. We're all stocked up on library Christmas books and movies, have gifts ordered, and now we're just settling in for some rainy days, awaiting the birth of our dear Lord and Saviour. I hope that you my dear, two or three readers, enjoy this sweet season and have a most Merry Christmas when it gets here!


Blogger elizabeth said...

beautiful! warm wishes as we head towards Christmas!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Michelle M. said...

I love the look of the family tree. I bought some matching ornaments for 80% off last year, so now I do have some mixed in with all the homemade or heirloom ornaments. It helps to pull the tree together, but, unfortunately, ours is fake. I don't know if/when I'll spring for a real one. I am such a frugal person that I hate to spend the money on one.

I'm excited to hear what you are having. I wonder if you'll be in the same boat that we are: three boys and one girl. :)

6:38 PM  
Blogger Yara said...

And my comment makes three ; )

Love your tree. reminds me of mine, except I have a big ol star… if I remember correctly we bought it when Lisa was born. We add a few ornaments every year. Nothing matches. Is it supposed to match? I'm sure it isn't a rule ; )

I can't believe we're getting rain all week. I was hoping to go to the park! Ah well, next year <3

9:47 PM  
Blogger Maria Nichole Ham said...

I'm checking in too, plastic tree and all! :P

9:41 PM  
Blogger Bluecanopy said...

Love to read your posts. Have a blessed last week of Advent and Nativity!

9:57 PM  

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