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Preparing for Yule!

The girl, her face all filled with light and wonder, as we prepare to decorate the tree.

Filled with Wonder!

I figure it’s about time that I shared a few pictures from December first, when we decorated our Yule tree.  It’s our first year with a big (six foot) tree.  I’ve posted before about our little half-a-tree that we normally hang on the wall.  Well, in our new house we actually have room for a regular sized tree – so when Grampa offered us his (he was switching to a table top sized one) we gratefully accepted!

Lily-Ann, all wrapped up in garlands, ready for Yule!

All wrapped up!

We really did love our little half-tree-thing…  but this?  Watching the girl’s face light up, getting to pick out and buy new ornaments, as well as hanging some that Grampa and Gramma Joan gifted us?  It was pretty amazing.  Lily-Ann had the most wonderful time and it did my heart some good to be a part of it all.

Kid Kid decorating our Yule Tree, our first year with a large tree!

Trimming the Tree!

After it was all decorated, I put out the bags for her Advent Calendar, and she dug through them looking for bag number one…  thus beginning a wonderful new Yule tradition in our wonderful new home.

ready to open bag number one from her advent calendar.

Advent, Day One!

With that, here’s wishing you all a Joy-filled Yule!  One packed full with wonderment and delight.  Take time to be childlike!

Dicken's Christmas quote about how good it is to experience life through a child's perspective.




Trimming our half-a-mini-faux-tree-thing.

I’ve shared in the past a little about our funny little half a fake tree wall hanging, and why we love it in spite of it’s intense oddness.  You can read all about it here:

Normally I like to put the kind-of-a-tree up on Yule.  It’s part of our celebration…  but the girlie has been asking to do so for a couple of weeks already, so I figure it’s something worth bending on.  🙂  And this year, instead of just photographing it, we decided to do a couple little iPad videos – each one is only about 30 seconds long, so give them a click and take a peek.

Organizing Ornaments:  After putting on the garlands, we always sit down and dig all the tiny ornaments out of the tins, organizing them as we go.

Trimming the Tree:  Here’s kid-kid.  She did the majority of the trimming herself this year.  I helped with about 1/3 of the ornaments, but only when asked.  She was having sooo much fun doing it, that I wanted to save as many as possible for her.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!:  When we were all finished, Lily-Ann wanted to do one last video.  So here she is singing (unrehearsed) a little carol.  And I must say, I think this years tree is the best yet.  All thanks to my awesomerific kid!  😀

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