Friday, December 18, 2009


FINALLY - the Christmas Tree is up in all its glory!

Thanks to Brian who hefted the tree up from the basement.
Thanks to Garrett who put the lights on the top third of the tree this year.
Thanks to Parker who hung seven ornaments.

We have another special tree that is part of a much loved Christmas tradition. The Bonehead Brothers LOVE tradition and Christmas is steeped in them!

Years ago, my mother-in-law made us a lovely advent calendar that became one of the boys' all time favorite Christmas traditions.

It's pretty straight forward.
You take the felt decoration out of the numbered pocket and place it on the tree.

Okay - it's not THAT straight forward.
Because we have three boys - each boy would take a turn every third day.
Part of the tradition includes a lengthy argument as to who went first last year.
Evidently, putting up the last decoration on the 24th is a privilege.  And they have their math down!

Imagine the lovely decorated felt tree with snowmen, candy canes, miniature sleighs, stockings and finally the baby Jesus.

Is THIS what you imagined?

Evidently, putting your decoration at the top of the tree is a privilege.

Really, do you think they are getting to old for this?


Raven said...

Your tree is beautiful!

Rachael said...

Your tree really is beautiful, but that advent calendar takes the cake! Your boys crack me up!

valerie said...

Love your tree! The advent tree is um....special. Glad your boys still like to get into the traditional Christmas spirit. :)

Dorothy said...

Oh that tree is beautiful and aren't family traditions priceless.

Blessings and a great holiday for you and your fmaily.

Dorothy from grammology