They’ve been action packed! Christmas seems to be upon us in a major way and this year, I’m feeling very unprepared for it’s arrival. Friday night, our city held a tree lighting ceremony downtown and there was a lot of interesting people watching to be done. There was some confusion about where the tree was and when we arrived at the location we were told was “the spot” we couldn’t find a tree…only this:
An ominous sign…
Onward we went in our quest to find the city tree and there were many revelers on the streets, dancing and playing music:
The big guy made an appearance, too…
The tree lighting was so pitiful I didn’t take a picture of it but the next night, we had our own ceremony, tree trimming! This was the first year that the boys have really been into the whole decorating the tree thing. IN fact, they almost decorated the whole thing by themselves!
You will notice that our tree would not be caught dead in Martha Stewart’s house and that is just the way I like it. Growing up, my mom had to have foofy christmas trees and every year, there was something different, victorian, candles on the tree instead of lights, and I always wished we had colored lights and fun ornaments so that’s what we do with our tree. Our house was sort of fancy growing up, you know, like a museum where you can look but not touch and it always sucked that Christmas was like that, too. Which is why our tree is loaded with shiny, colorful, almost tacky stuff. That is what christmas means to me. LOL
Ryan loved the tinsel.
And it was Iain’s year to put the topper on the tree.
I’m still swimming through decorations, trying to Christmas-up the inside of the house. Hopefully, I can finish that up today. Hope everyone has been doing well!