Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. - Ferris Bueller
Monday, December 1, 2014
Our First Byrnwyck Tree
Since we won't be together for Christmas, we opted to capitalize on
Donna and Larry's presence for Thanksgiving and inflicted our
tree-trimming traditions on them. After our usual attempt to badger Tim
into a REALLY big tree, we found a good (enough) one at THD. And so far,
I think it may be our most fragrant one ever (probably due to the
sizable crack in the trunk...hoping that doesn't come back to haunt us).
Abby joined us for the traditional bagels and tree purchase, which is fitting because she does feel like part of our family.
We came home and began decking the halls. Tim outdid himself with the exterior lights (we have yet to take a good picture of them, however). And then it was time for the feast and tree-trimming to begin!
Laura finally agreed to wear a hat for ONE picture...
Danny LOVES his elf hat.
After the tree was finished, Grandma and Grandpa presented the grandkids with their Christmas presents: British pounds to buy generous souvenirs on our upcoming trip! And books for all three of them. These were a very big hit.
While food overload from Thanksgiving may have dampened our enthusiasm for the traditional feast just a tad, this was a lovely way to end a marvelous holiday.