Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tis' The Season

It is officially declared the Christmas season in our home. It starts Thanksgiving night, with the watching of It's a Wonderful Life. We leave the turkey and fixings on the stove and munch through out the movie. I can seriously watch this movie every day whether it's Christmas or not. When I got married and moved out my mom said the only thing she was not going to miss was being forced to watch that movie a hundred times during Christmas!
I can recite every line. It drives Bella crazy and she asked me NOT to do that anymore. Go figure!

Friday we got our tree from the Christmas tree farm. We always manage to find one the exact height and size to fit in our sun room. It's always perfect.

almost finished

This is also when we attempt our Christmas card picture.I have long since abandoned the thought of getting the perfect picture with the perfect outfit. Not with this bunch. Now it's a success if everyone is kind of smiling and looking in the right direction.

oops, someone is missing!

The kids are also allowed to watch TV more, as long as it's a Christmas show, or of course, It's a Wonderful Life.
We have so much in common with poor George and Mary this year. Last night I told Peter to go stand on a bridge like he was going to jump... maybe we would get a Clarance too.
I was only kidding!!!


scrappy quilter said...

Dear friend, one of the best Christmas Days we had was the one where we were the poorest (we had just bought our home and paid cash for it). We had an old fashioned Christmas. Every gift was homemade, right down to the scarf C knit for hubby that he still has, holes and all. The kids remember that Christmas the most.

I know you are going to have a wonderful Christmas season. I can't wait to read all about it. You tree is so pretty. And that picture of your little munchkin is so stinking cute. What a little doll. Hugs

Beverly said...

happy holidays! we put our tree up yesterday

Rebecca said...

I annoy my family by reciting movie lines too. I don't think I've EVER seen It's a Wonderful Life. (Don't throw anything at me, please!) But since you love it so much, I think I'll have to watch it this year :>)

LizBeth said...

I love that movie, too! And the rest of the year my favorite is "You Can't Take It With You" with Lionel Barrymore. Think you'd love it, too!

Lacey said...

Ok we were just talking about getting a real tree next year. So if you get it right after thanksgiving it doesn't die before Christmas?
And do you live close to Boston? I heard you say you could meet us if we come out there. That would be so cool.

Adrienne said...

Love that movie too! Love your traditions! Of course I won't be going out to get a real tree but I think it's neat that you do that will all of your kids! Let the Christmas season begin!!

Emily said...

Oh no... I don't think I've ever seen that movie! Shame on me! We will be putting our tree up soon! Hope Justin doesn't attack it too much!

my family said...

Pretty tree...we used to cuto urs and it was fun but we switched to artificial which I love, but we do miss the wonderful smell of a tree in the house. Cute group shot even though everyone is not in it. I hope you had a wonderful thaksgiving

Tina said...

Love your tree, great job with it. Can"t believe its up already. Can't wait to put mine up. Look forward to seeing your Christmas picture, I know this isn't the one as one very important person is missing from it. I love Emmie in her official Christmas look!! She looks so excited in it, so so cute :) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving

Kele said...

Pretty cool traditions going on at your house! Love the tree, it's beautiful!! But that little Em I just want to steal!!!!