Christmas Preparations

We were all very excited to celebrate our first Christmas in our new home. We went as all out as we could given our budget and having four little ones. The first task we tackled was the outdoor Christmas lights. I guess I should really say that Jonathan tackled this task. Though I helped by watching the kids! We invested in LED lights. What I like about these is that you can choose white lights or multicolored lights with the push of a button! Jonathan probably both loved and hated doing this job. Of course it was fun to put lights up, but it was a very cold and tedious job as well. This weekend (mid-January) he will finally take them down, to be stowed away until this coming December.

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Jonathan installed our Christmas lights with a lovely coating of snow as a backdrop. During the afternoon we gave the kids a chance to play in it for a bit. This was Levi’s first experience with snow. He didn’t quite know what to make of it at first. But then I think he decided he didn’t like it. Lily and Sarah spent most of their time harvesting the snow for a little snack.

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We ventured north to New Hampshire this year to pick out and cut down our own Christmas tree. Decorating the tree was a bit chaotic, but a memorable experience. As Christmas drew nearer and nearer the ornaments climbed higher and higher up the tree. The funny thing is though, Levi was not the primary offender. Lily was the one who just couldn’t keep from grabbing at the ornaments.

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

This past weekend we made a day of seeking out and cutting down our Christmas tree. We wanted to head north, but weren’t sure exactly where to go. Thanks to social media and a photo post to Facebook we decided to check out Holmes Tree Farm in Kennebunk, Maine after we saw that friends had gone there too.

Our drive only took about an hour and a half. Lily wasn’t too keen on a road trip at the beginning, but she soon fell asleep for a much needed nap. Once we got there the girls were anxious to find the perfect tree. Abigail pretty much chose the first tree she saw-which wasn’t even in the “cut-your-own-tree field”. Needless to say she was on a mission.

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After wandering through trees of different shapes and sizes we settled on one. Jonathan cut it down with ease strapped it to the van with Grandma.

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The girls had fun decorating our tree. After making a few adjustments (mainly moving copious amounts of ornaments from the bottom of the tree and spreading it throughout the top) Jonathan topped off our tree with a new homemade angel topper and I wrapped our new tree skirt around it (both courtesy of Grandma).

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