Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Getting a Tree, Decorating and Turkey Day

Ok, I have a few minutes (actually this took me 4 days to complete :) and I just have to document some fun moments to look back on one day. This post will include 3 different events because they all happened within 4 days of each other.

First, I should include that my husband has some temp work that started last week that will last through the end of the year. The good news is that he will be working 6 days a week (50 hours). The bad news is that he will be working 6 days a week at the same time as I am working 4 evenings (25-30 hours). So, this next month is going to be even crazier than usual.

So, we looked at the calendar last week and realized that the only time our schedules were going to mesh for decorating a tree was going to be this week before Thanksgiving. So, on Monday, we headed to Home Depot for our tree. Luckily, they had just received all their trees that day. So, we had some good, fresh trees and nothing picked over. Also, the size we were looking for were only $20 and we split the cost with the family living with us. The first tree we looked at is the one we picked and we were gone in 5 minutes. Doesn't Jordan look happy to be there?
Our very own "kid tree"
It couldn't have gone smoother. Then, we headed home and set the tree in water for a couple of days.

On Wednesday, we decided to have our decorating party. We have a tradition in our family of eating a prescribed diet of junk food while we decorate the tree. In case you wondering, it is Rotel dip (with hamburger), french onion dip, chips, pigs in blankets and Christmas candy. Oh ya, junk food to the max.Junk food on Wednesday night and Thanksgiving the next day. I'm pretty sure I gained 10 pounds in 2 days.

So, the main point of my blogging about Thanksgiving is to have documented proof of my fun-ness (is that a word?). I actually decided this year to do something creative with my kids. I usually rely on someone else, but I have been learning creativity by doing a lap book all year with my students at school, so I figured I could handle it. So, we worked on a family Thanksgiving lap book and made turkey pop-up cards. Below is the result.


Leslie said...

Beautiful kids, wonderful traditions!!! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to your gang. And hope you and your husband survive the next few weeks - I know it's exhausting...

Livin' out loud said...

Sweet traditions!! Looks like you got a great tree too!! Merry Christmas!

Ruth MacC said...

What is pigs in blankets It's so strange to see you all buying a christmas tree while wearing shorts lol! I also love the matching nighties:0) Great to have you back.

Ruth MacC said...

By the way, that's the first post on any blog I have ever seen of people dressing their tree, it is much nicer than just seeing the finished product. Well done.

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...


Pigs in blankets are little sausages wrapped in croissant and baked in the oven. We love them... definitely not healthy though.

Ruth MacC said...

Ah, but I bet they taste great:0)

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