Sunday, December 18, 2011

Our Special Tree

God gave us the best kids.

They are content with anything! They turn tradition on its head and make themselves smile over simple things.

No one has had time to go out looking for a tree in way out yonder... and there are none in our backyard, save a few scruffy sage brush, an elderberry or two and some chokecherry bushes. I thought to buy one but I always found myself in town with the Honda and not the suburban. It saves on gas, but it doesn't cart trees too well.

This morning I mentioned that I could go get a tree for the girls to decorate today and they said, "You know, we just might be able to come up with a different plan - a more cost effective plan.

And they did. Our tree is very special because it's different. It was built together.

Of course the camera doesn't do it justice!
A little frosty fake snow for touch up...

Pine cones and raffia.

Red lights and pine scented candles.

Baby Jesus is wearing a green striped jumper these days.

homemade angels

The focal point

So, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
but only in the house.

What's with having to rake leaves the 2 weeks before the New Year?
The kiddos should be sledding!!


Kelly said...

Love it!

Melanie said...

Love the tree! We are raking leaves today too... in short sleeves it is still in the 70's here. Last Christmas we had snow.