Monday, December 09, 2013
Thank Goodness for the girls.
Remember last year when I made Katie cry because I wanted a scrawny tree?
This year I didn't even go along because I wanted Katie to pick out the tree she wanted and I probably would not have been able to hold my tongue.
So Katie and her daddy picked out a perfectly sweet tree. It smelled better than any tree we have ever had. Emma was home because the girls were planning on going to the Packer game on Sunday. But they ended up NOT going because Katie has not been feeling well...and it was snowing like crazy.
But they did decorate the house for Christmas and I love that they did it. I guess I have reached the age when I'm fine with doing as little as possible in the decorating department. I've been like this for a few years. Katie knows where the decorations are and she brings them out for Halloween and Christmas and Easter.
I have two new ornaments due to the Christkindlemarket. A pickle and a pretty white, red and green bulb. And I have been working all year to collect glass jars. I have pickle jars and cheese wiz jars and a few mason jars. I poured Epsom Salt in the bottom and added a white candle. I like how they look.
So I'm kind of a Scrooge...but gosh....I sure enjoyed watching the girls take charge, haul out the holly, and trim the house with Christmas memories and cheer.
This just may be the new tradition.
Hope your are staying warm and safe!
Feeling thankful this morning,