This is how Alestair continues to decorate the tree. Notice the cow from his nativity set is under the branches.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
This year was the first year since our very first Christmas that we got a tree. We have driven up to Vancouver from LA for the last 3 Christmas celebrations and felt we didn't want to come home to a burnt up home so never got a real tree. Thus this year as we are starting our traditions and doing our thing, we decided to cut down our own tree. Unfortunately our little Everett area does not have a tree farm. I went to the Christmas Tree Association website and found as close a tree farm to Thornton's as I could. We went to Snohomish and my goodness it was NOTHING like Thornton's. They had two sheep...we call them Jesus sheep (story to follow). These sheep were for petting and they did not like people nor were they pet-able since they were nappy and wet it was gross. Alestair refused to touch them so we just got close. They had many trees that were not really pruned or anything like that but we finally found a very nice tree that Robert cut down and then hauled (it isn't that big) to the tree place. They had a nice little gift shop and hot chocolate/cider. We found a few things we liked there. Now this is where the "Jesus sheep" come in. As Robert is trying to pay for the tree and other items the woman who owned the tree farm with her husband started showing Robert this book about her sheep. She tried really hard to get him to buy it. In her words it was "full of miracles". It ended up being all about her sheep that she named after names in the bible and every time she did this something happened to the sheep and then a miracle followed. Needless to say we will not be going there again could not get out of there soon enough.
We put our tree up as soon as we got home. Alestair thought it was wonderful. It was a great time. I love decorating the tree. I have really missed it. Alestair loves the tree so much he walked around it for 3 days asking what every ornament was and telling me they were pretty. He was in awe. He continues to try to decorate the tree with his toys. They mostly just end up under the tree.
Posted by Till We Meet Again...Mindy at 12/02/2009 10:57:00 AM
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I can't believe its already December! I want to make sure that everyone knows our happy news! We will be welcoming a new baby boy to the family sometime in late April or early May (He is due May 1..hoping a little earlier). We are so excited! Alestair alreay knows and will show my belly to anyone who asks where the baby is. He will be a great big brother. Hopefully we will have overcome the habit of sitting on babies by then and moved to greater things like no diapers! This is yet to be seen. Unfortunately we lost our printer cord in the move and will be purchasing a new one but until then I can't scan the pictures in from the ultrasound.
Posted by Till We Meet Again...Mindy at 12/01/2009 05:45:00 PM