Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

Last week we started to get our home all ready for Christmas! This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the spirit of Christmas that is shown by all the people we come in contact with, the music and of course, the food. I came home from work the day before Thanksgiving to find Chris was getting into the spirit of it all too! Hanging the lights isn't one of his favorite things to do (probably because it's always so stinkin COLD)but he did it before I could even ask him to. They have to be just right too, he hates it when they're crooked. Each year I get the kids a new ornament for the tree. We mark them with the year and their name. I started this tradition back in 2001 and figured that by the time they left the house they would have a few ornaments to put on their own Christmas tree. They love sorting through the boxes to find their own and are excited to see what the new ornament for the year is. They each get to hang theirs on the tree and then help me with the rest. This year, I told them that I would try really hard not to rearrange the ones they put on. So far, so good. Here's Makenna hanging some of hers.
With so many of us, it's hard to all be at the tree at once. Here I am lifting Jace to let him put one of his ornaments "way up high!" The rest of the girls are waiting for a turn.

Drum roll please...... Our tree for 2009! I couldn't even fit all my ornaments on the tree this year, as the kids have so many. I was too tired to put up a tree in the basement but next year we might have to have one down there just for the ornaments that the kids have made over the years.

Merry Christmas everyone!


  1. Way to go Chris! I wish Brett would put up lights. Your Tree looks great! I have a hard time not "re-doing" the tree after the kids, also.

  2. I love Christmas time as well. I wish the spirit of Christmas would last the whole year:) Too bad we have people trying to get Christ out of everything. So I did Hailee's hair like Baylie's hair today. It was super cute. Thanks again!

  3. Gorgeous tree! and gorgeous living room! I wish Dave would hang up lights too, what is with these Robinson boys? Does Chris hire out? :)