Ho Ho Ho!
Well I never thought it would happen. We have a fake tree again. We both grew up with real ones but it is a hassle and expensive to buy them every year. So when we found one after Christmas for REALLY cheap....we bought it. Troy however, hangs a pine air freshener behind it :).
Our kids love to decorate just like all the others. The only difference is Breckyn only decorates undressed.
Our tree is beautiful and I love that it is full of "kid ornaments". Our kids get a new one every year, that way when they move out and take theirs...they will have at least 18 on their own tree. At least that is the plan.
This is her "paper" village
This year as I was setting all the decorations out, I came across a box that I don't remember getting. It was bitter sweet. When my Gr. Grandma Chalk was alive I would go to hr house and decorate it for Christmas since she couldn't. When she passed I got a lot of her decorations. It was hard to see them again and to not be able to remember getting them. I got a little teary and I missed her so much at that moment. Ultimately I am so grateful to have a peace of her in my home for the holidays. I miss you Grandma and I love you so much.
This is the train set that I always set up in front of her ceramic village. It was as big as the houses but Grandma always insisted on it being in front. There are 2 of these moose and I think my aunt made the plaque.
This is the BEAUTIFUL, BIG Nativity set that Troy gave me. I got the Nativity one year and the next I got the Stable. I think it is the BEST I have seen (next to the live one that is).