November 25, 2016
Our first Christmas tree, we cut down with the Hunters. This year we decided to go to another tree farm in Alpine with the Hunters to cut one down again so it we our tree wouldn't die halfway through December. We've found it does make a huge difference when it's freshly cut.
And somehow we managed to drive that tree all the way home to Salt Lake in the corolla!
Every year I find myself pleading with CJ to put the lights on the tree, yet somehow I'm the one that ends up doing them.... Might be because of my high expectations of having every branch stranded, but we'll never know ;) The only problem with cutting down our Christmas tree is that we somehow always pick the sharpest ones. I double layered a long sleeve shirt with a sweatshirt and wore CJ's yard work gloves to get 'er done. CJ turned on a Christmas movie and was on duty of passing me lights around the tree and getting the strands untangled. Proud of him for chipping in, but I'll hold on to my high hopes that he'll take it on next year.
I've been working on completing my Nutcracker Suite collection with all of the characters from the ballet. I just need the Mouse King, Spanish dancer, and Chinese dancer. The nativity on the table is perfect for little kids. The figurines are actually made of plastic, but are intricately painted. I loved finding the different set ups Robbie would lay out after playing with them. Sometimes the goats and camel would be on the fire place or a chicken would be in the manger. I wish I snapped a picture!
And our favorite Christmas pyramid from when CJ and I went and visited his mission. One of our favorite purchases ever. If only our house was this decorated year round!