Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Preparations


In my zeal to observe Advent to the fullest extent possible, I forgot the rest of the world does not stop and wait during Advent.  This was brought glaringly to my attention today when the children and I ended up on a quest to find a Christmas tree, any Christmas tree.  Who knew nurseries and tree lots would actually sell out of Christmas trees? Mercifully we were able to find a very nice Douglas Fir, for a very nice price.  I think I had at least two panicked children in the back of the van, worrying that we would never find a tree.  So we have our Christmas centerpiece all ready to go.  I think I'll let the children decorate it tomorrow and we'll even break out the Christmas carols, at long last.


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6 comments:

Party of Eight said...

We had to go to a couple of places last week with slim pickins. Who knew? Merry Christmas!

Tonya said...

Wait, no caroling party this year?

Mau said...

Heck no. The Nutcracker just about killed me. We are going to the Savich's on Saturday tho for some fun with their cool train set.

sissy said...

I wish I was there to help find that tree with you,

Journey of Truth (Sarah) said...

Still, it looks like a very nice tree!! Will you post an after decorated pic?

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours!!

Lady in Blue said...

Christmas Blessings to you and yours! Love the tree. We too waited too long, thus running short on time. Though there wasn't a shortage of trees, we neglected our time honored tradition of going to a tree farm to cut our tree down. Instead we headed to the closest Home Depot. Didn't have the same effect. Promised the kids we wouldn't do that again. You know the kids are growing up, when they carry the tree in without mom and dad helping!