Friday, December 09, 2011

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

We went to Thornton’s Treeland again this year and found a beautiful Nobel to bring home.  Desmond ran up to the first scrawny little tree he saw and said, “Here’s one!”  We convinced him to keep looking for a tree that could hold more than three ornaments.  He played with a stick and Kaylynn slept while we found our tree.  We then enjoyed the farm including the live animals, a hay ride, hot chocolate, and apple fries.  A fun family day!


The week has been filled with Christmas preparations.  I enjoy telling Desmond about the birth of Jesus and why we have Christmas in the first place.  We’re also counting down the days with the bear advent calendar I made in high school. 

We got our tree up, and of course none of our light strings worked from last year.  We finally decorated the tree after our third trip to the store for lights.  We discovered neither LED or energy saving incandescent lights would do.  They aren’t strong enough to power our talking shuttle crafts or astronaut.  It isn’t right if the tree doesn’t talk when we plug it in, so we had to buy the good ol’ energy sucking cheap lights.  (Not that they use that much electricity.)  I also made a door wreath from the extra tree branches, and Davin indulged me in stringing lights on the rooftop.  Now we’re festive along with many of our neighbors.  It really is quite cheery driving into our cul-de-sac at night. 

A new holiday tradition is Hot Buttered Babies, a winter special drink we discovered at Gustav’s.  Neither Davin nor I are one’s for alcohol, but this… oh, this is pure deliciousness.  We bought our own ingredients to make them at home.  Mmmm, mmmm!  It’s an after-the-kids-are-in-bed treat.

May your Christmas season be merry and bright!