Christmas cards are sent, 14 gifts are wrapped and as of last night the Smith family Christmas tree is officially up and decorated! We really wanted Jarrod to be a part of putting it up but he doesn't have many spare moments these days! As you can see, most of the ornaments are placed higher because our littlest has found great interest in the branches, lights AND ornaments!!
Roxie Louise is really getting into the spirit :)
Each ornament has a story. One of my favorite things about preparing our home for Christmas is unwrapping each one and telling Emma where we got it. Here are a few I wanted to share:
A wise coach once said that if you are still playing high school football in December you are doing pretty good! Well, for the first time we are playing football in December!
Here is Emma's first Christmas ornament. It's hard to believe this is her fifth Christmas!
And here is Owen's first Christmas ornament. He is going to be a lot of fun this year :)
And lastly, he is the first ornament Jarrod and I ever got together (in 1997). This will be our 14th Christmas together. Time flies when you are having fun :)
We hope that you all enjoy this holiday season. Amongst the hustle and bustle we hope that you will always reflect on the real reason for the seaon: Jesus' birth.