to decorate, and shop, and make cards, and practice music, etc. . . It's a lot of work, but it is my favorite season of the year. I love all the carols and the yummy food. I love how excited my children are about everything. Maya's been working hard on her list for Santa and Luke has learned to say that "We'll ask Santa" when he sees something he likes in the store that I won't buy him now. As you can see above, the kids had a lot of fun helping to decorate our tree. It's a fake tree, but it looks pretty nice when it's all put together. In a few years we'll switch back to the tradition (at least my growing up family tradition) of going out and cutting down a fresh tree. I love the smell of a real Christmas tree.
The flash makes it look bright, but when the tree was finished, it was getting dark, so Matt and I sat on the couch together to relax and enjoy the tree (It's one of my favorite things to do - listen to carols and snuggle on the couch in the dark and watch the lit up tree and enjoy the magic). Luke came up and started hugging Matt and stating that we made a Christmas tree. He was so excited and so proud of what we had done together. I had to get a picture of the 2 together.