Kids in santa hats?
Perfect Christmas tree?
After taking a break in many of our Christmas traditions last year so that we could travel to China to meet Saidie, ...we are back! It was with great pleasure that we trekked out to the Christmas tree farm again this year to get our usual live tree on the day after Thanksgiving. It was so sweet to watch Saidie take it all in this year for the first time. She was excited to wear her santa hat...and accessorized with her favorite denim purse.
The girls chilled...
...while the guys tied the tree on the car.
Since we had Friday evening plans, we decorated on Saturday evening.
It turned out just perfect.
And then I took another look and had to smile. The tree leans a bit to one side as almost every ornament is on the bottom left. There are absolutely no ornaments in the back or on the whole right side.
Some day my tree will be perfect. The ornaments will be positioned just so and sprinkled around the whole tree. Many of the current ornaments will be gone, safely packed away for each child as they move out into their new homes.
But I'm glad that day is still many Christmases away. I know it will be bittersweet for me to see that perfect tree and miss the little hands that used to decorate it.