Sunday, January 18, 2015

Christmas Eve

 Such an exciting evening at our house!
The kids are very good about going to bed in a timely fashion; and while they moan and groan and worry that sleep will be elusive, they are in the land of Nod 
almost immediately.

Our living room... a work in progress... at Christmas time.

The story behind our stunning tree:
Just days before Dec. 25th, Patrick and I visited both Walmart and Lowes only to discover that the pickings were oh so slim. The trees were either wrapped up so tightly that it was impossible to get an idea of their condition or much too short. After much consideration, I finally decided that the boys would prefer a better tree, so we returned home empty-handed. Sean, Aidan, Luke, and Asher loaded up and off we went to visit a local Christmas tree farm that I spotted online. It was a bit of a trick to find this place, and I'll admit that I had two concerns: first, that it no longer existed, and second, that they would accept cash only. We persisted and eventually found this perfectly charming, "cash only" tree farm.
At this point, what did I have to lose?
So I asked the sweet woman ,who met us in the parking lot, if she had any trees that would fit our budget. She responded that their trees were priced by foot, and then proceeded to show us 1 tree that might fit the bill (needed to be less that 6ft. tall). This tree was GORGEOUS and closer to 7 - 8 ft., and they graciously sold it to us, packed it up , and secured it on top of our van!!! 
It is truly the most beautiful tree we have ever had; and needless to say, I know exactly where we will be heading next year to pick out and cut down our tree!

So excited that the presents arrived in time (Dec. 24th), and they are exactly what we think the boys really want.

 Cookies and milk.

Stockings stuffed to the brim!

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