the tree is up!

Everyone is talking about Christmas coming too early but, for me, Thanksgiving is late this year. Whereas Black Friday shopping & Thanksgiving were done by this time last year and I was putting up my post-Thankgiving tree, this year it is reversed! I have no problem with that. I will be busy with work next week until the next and today was perfect-it feels like Christmas outside-for once, it is cold outside for Thanksgiving! I am thrilled to get to wear boots and coats like the rest of the U.S. for Thanksgiving. I can clearly remember in years past rain and humidity and heat on a day where you are consuming way too much food-its much more fun to eat in cold weather;-)

 

I would love to go chop down our tree but apparently Florida does not grow firs and I love Frasiers so we settle for what looks to be a tree farm hehe.

 

For some reason I always love the picture I take of the kids the day we get our tree…I think the kids are so excited and happy. Also, for some reason, I love my son’s profile when he is smiling-just love it!

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Had to get a belly pic! Today I am 10 weeks 6 days, according to dr I am 11 weeks 5 days or something like that!

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I do this every year so today when I made the kids lunch I peeled them some oranges; took the peels, added cinnamon sticks, vanilla, and simmered in apple juice. It smells like heaven, like Thanksgiving, like Christmas, life Fall…

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We were freezing when we got back from tree picking so we made hot chocolate..

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We get a real tree every year-I couldn’t imagine it any other way. Its how we did it when I was a child and I can’t smell evergreen without thinking Christmas. I know the alternative would be easier but…

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I was so excited the other day when I went to the dr after my er trip that the baby was good that I bought this carousel in CVS hah all giddy and just had to buy something tacky for the kids-they love it!

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We have pretty ornaments but we have ones that aren’t that pretty but meaningful-this one is from our first Christmas..

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And this one is Olivia’s snowbaby…

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And Presley’s snowbaby…

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The kids creations from year’s passed..

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This one was our first Christmas together-just the three of us anxiously waiting for Greyson to join us that following summer..

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Still have a little Thanksgiving up!

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Next year we will need a new name for the stockings or, as Jon said, an explanation point!

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iPhone pano;-)
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