Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Working hard to decorate the den Christmas tree.
We have a LOT of trees in our house every year - one in the living room with all of the snowflake and special ornaments Deonne and I have collected since we were married, a tree in our den filled with ornaments from my childhood (that I look forward to unpacking every year with anticipation - it's like seeing comforting old friends when I pull out the ornaments that were on the trees of my childhood since the mid 1970's), two small "airplane" trees on the table in our den (Deonne's collection of airplane ornaments), and one tree in each child's room (mostly pink in Anna's room, blue and candy canes in James' room, and sock monkeys in Jack's room.)

Carefully placing the ornaments on the tree - about twelve ornaments per branch - until Mommy went back and 're-spaced' later.

Anna decorating the den Christmas tree.

Anna, James, and Daddy picked out our living room tree and front door wreath together - I was at the pediatric Emergency Hours office determining Jack had a horrible double ear infection.

Bringing in the Christmas Tree.

Setting the tree in the stand. (I love Jack's expression behind Deonne - what ARE you doing Daddy?)

The Long Party of Five Christmas Tree 2009

One of the beaded snowflake ornaments I made the year Deonne and I were married. We gave them out as favors for our wedding - and ended up with tons leftover - which now adorn our tree every year.

One of our Lenox Annual Snowflake ornaments - we've been collecting these since 2001 - the year we were married.

I love these glittery angel ornaments!

The First Year in Our New Home Ornament - from 2005 when we first moved into the Overcreek Road house.

Looking up at the angel.

Pretending to be Clara and dancing around the tree.

The kids' handprint reindeer plates - we had to get a new plate rack this year for all three Longs!

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