Friday, November 16, 2007

From "Happy Fall Days".....

to Merry Christmas!!!




The kids and I put the tree together Monday evening, and I FINALLY got it finished this afternoon. I haven't spent all that time on it....I've just been searching for some lights that work. There are a couple things that I wish someone could explain to me.
1. If you put Christmas lights away after Christmas, and they're working, then....
WHY do they not work when you take them out of the box the following year???aaaagh!!!
2. And when you buy new lights at Target and get them home, WHY do they not work??? Yes. $10 a string lights. aaagh!
Those are just a couple of the reasons why it took me a whole week to get my tree done. Once, when I got the tree all covered in lights, 1 string went out. So, it was easier to just take it all off and start over again rather than try to replace just one string.
Anyway, I'm very happy with my tree this year. I might actually be able to sit and enjoy it. I love decorating the tree and although the kids want to help, I explain this is "MY" tree and then I send them off with their own trees and boxes of ornaments. Maybe I'm a scrooge, but for me to be able to enjoy my tree, it has to be just like I envision it. (I know, I'm weird) I'll have to post their trees later. They are really cute.



I also decorated the home school room. Most people will probably be bored by these pics, but my family wanted to see the decorations. The kids get so excited when I decorate and change things in the school room, so it's always worth my effort!

Our fall tree and village.
My aunts, who have taught for years, have given me lots of classroom decorations. We are so grateful. Thanks!



This tree was decorated by the kids last night. I used a pre-lit tree I had in the basement and spent $2.50 on ornaments at the Dollar Tree, and made a "happy" little tree....at least that's what the kids and I call it. It's simple, but they're happy! They decorated it while Caleb was playing in the bathtub last night. As soon as he got out, we took him into see it and he started screaming and dancing around and clapping his hands! It was SO fun. That's what I LOVE best about Christmas......seeing your kids have fun! It makes Christmas SO much fun!
Well, after a hard day of decorating, I'm off to find a cup of hot chocolate! See ya!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I get to be first~~~your tree is truly a work of art, unlike the trees we had when you were home~~~you should just sit back and enjoy it, take it easy, drink hot choclate, relax~~~~~Mom

Dixie said...

I enjoyed looking at your pictures. Your tree is beautiful! We have found our lights to do the same - put them away working and the next year they don't work. We had always put them in the attic with all the rest of our decorations but have discovered that if we leave them in the garage instead of up in the extreme heat of the attic they work the next year.

Dixie

Martha C said...

I am the same way with trees - I have a "nice" one, and the kids can do whatever they wish with theirs. I love seeing their little creative minds at work as they decorate. Besides you HAVE to have another tree where you can place all the awful ornaments people give you. :-)

Tamra said...

I'm jealous you have your decorating completed. I'm going to begin tackling mine on Monday.

Jana said...

Beautiful tree!! I still do not have mine up yet, and this is really late for me! If it would ever get cold...

Kendall & Leanna said...

Love your tree. Now you can come and decorate mine. :) Tell the kids I love their tree as well. I bet they had a blast decorating it.

Brenda said...

Very pretty - both trees. That's neat that the kids have on of their own.

becky said...

I really enjoyed your blog. Love your tree it is beautiful. I liked your homeschool decorated. To me that shows that you have a lot of interest in how things look that is a good thing. I believe it showing love. Thanks for sharing.

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