Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Festivities

The Holidays seem to have flown by even faster than usual this year.  Here is a quick recap of some of our Christmas festivities.

If you ask me, The Christmas Season begins the day after Thanksgiving.  So, the day we returned home from our fun Thanksgiving holiday, we went and visited the Christmas tree farm to pick out our tree.  

We drove through row after row of trees until we picked out the prettiest one on the lot.  

The woman at the front was so positive that cutting down the tree with the dinkey little saw she gave us would be super easy.   Yeah... we have different definitions of super easy.  But between a determined Christmas tree lover and a strong husband, we managed it.
Simon took over for the tough part at the end. :)

 Here it is, still tied up, in our fancy new stand, which we brought back with us from Germany last Christmas.  We were really excited to try it out and it worked great.  So much simpler than the one we used to have.  

Dressed and ready for Christmas 

Another fun Christmas tradition - 3 years strong- is my car transforming into a very convincing reindeer.   
 Simon really loves it. 
 He is not at all embarrassed by my shameless love for Christmas, my Rudolph car, or my christmas socks. 

We hosted our Life Group Christmas party.  We had a German Christmas themed party to introduce our friends to some of the delicious sweets and hot drinks associated with Christmas time in Germany.  We played dirty santa, listened to christmas music and just celebrated the season together.  We attempted to take a group picture in front of the Christmas tree, but it didn't work out all that well.  We kind of squeezed in and, of course, completely blocked the tree.

 **Stashing through the snow**

The girls.

 Again.  Okay that is the last one, I promise.  

Well, that petty much covers it as far as pre-christmas festivities go.  Can't believe the year is flying by so fast!  Hope everyone is enjoyed their holidays and the last few weeks of 2014!

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