“Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree….”

It is the day after Thanksgiving… our Elf has arrived bringing pj’s and the Polar Express, the turkey decorations are down, the house has been cleaned and rearranged, the totes have been pulled from the garage, and that could only mean one thing….  IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME!!!

All year-long we patiently wait for the holiday season to return and once it gets here we can’t wait to let the celebration begin.  Our tradition is to go and pick out our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, that way we can enjoy it usually for a full four weeks.  Also, by getting it on Friday we have all weekend to decorate it.

This year we decided to go to the new lot located next to the village in Westchase.  Since it is still early, we knew that we would get to pick one of the best trees on the lot.  Davy was so excited to go and get our tree, Matty was just excited to be out and about.  We all put on our santa hats and ran into the lot.  We wandered through and around the trees and then all of a sudden Andy and I come to a complete stop, look at the same tree, and said…”Yep, that’s it!”  I love the feeling that you get when you just know something is right.  The guy loaded it up onto the truck and we headed home.  This year we decided to move the tree from the Man room to the Family room.  I think I’m gonna like it here….

The first thing I do to the tree is wrap white lights around the trunk to light up the tree from the inside out.  We found a present in our tree…a bird’s nest.  I was happy that there weren’t any eggs in it or even worse a bird, how funny would it have been it all of a sudden a mad, crazy bird flew out at me in the house…  :O)

Here are the boys dancing and jumping around our newly finished decorated tree.  We peeked at our day 1 Advent Action card…it was to go out and buy a new ornament for the new tree…

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