Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

We put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving Day. It was an all-day affair. First, we assembled our new tree (a replacement of our beloved 17-year-old tree, which we bought the year our second son was born). Next, I decorated it with 5 or 6 strands each of white and colored lights.

We watched White Christmas while applying the lights.

Lizzy and I spent the afternoon stringing popcorn, first while watching While You were Sleeping, and finishing while listening to Christmas music.

Bill went out to buy the all-necessary traditional eggnog and can of flavored popcorn for our family evening of decorating the tree.

Happy Holidays!



10 comments:

  1. I love your tree...so beautiful! Yay for Christmas. :)

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  2. What a wonderful way to start the Christmas season off. I love how you strung popcorn on the tree. I've never done that, but might do it in the next couple of days. I think it's really pretty. We took a couple of days to decorate because we went and cut our tree down on Saturday since 3 of 5 of our kids were at sleepovers on Friday. We didn't want them to miss out. I'll post pics on my blog, too.

    Blessings,
    Carol

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  3. By the way, how did you change your blog theme? I used to do it all the time and now it seems more complicated with all the changes on Blogger.

    Thanks,
    Carol

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  4. Decorating the Christmas tree brings back so many wonderful feelings and memories! It's my favorite time of the year!

    northernbellediaries.blogspot.com

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  5. Your Christmas tree looks lovely and your blog is so warm and festive for the Christmas season. I think my hubby, son and I are going to the woods this coming weekend to find our Christmas tree - I can't wait :)
    Enjoy your day, dear friend!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  6. What a heartwarmingly wonderful sounding day and celebration of the beginning of the holiday season. I haven't had one of those tins of popcorn since I was a wee little girl. I'll have to comb the old interwebs and see if anyone (here in Canada ideally) makes a gluten-free version of them (popcorn itself is gluten-free in its natural state, but the seasonings and toppings that get added to it in such tins certainly aren't always).

    Happiest countdown to Christmas, dear Hope!
    ♥ Jessica

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  7. I love this! I did the same. Our babies passed the branches to their daddy now that the two eldest know their colors hehe And I played 40s/50s Christmas music..it was the best! xox

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  8. i love this hope you have such a nice taste for cute stuff love it!

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  9. Hey there, Hope! Your tree looks so pretty, and so does your blog! :) I love that we like the same things!

    We have one tree that I try to give a Victorian look, and then one with all of our collected sentimental treasures. We put our large tree up after Thanksgiving too, which is an artificial tree that we have had for umpteen dozen years that is dubbed the "monster tree." It is in such sad shape that it has to be wired together here and there due to some broken parts, be we are so sentimental about it that we can't let it go... :) Hugs to you!

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  10. Hello Hope!
    What a beautiful Christmas tree, and the popcorn... We did that with our girls when they were young and at home with us. So many beautiful memories. I have started doing it again as it suits our country cabin that we live in. Our rabbit pet that lives freely in the house and is potty trained finds his way up the tree to eat the popcorn and cranberries though, but, it is Christmas for him too right?

    I enjoy coming to visit you, though it isn't as often as I would like. That was a sweet comment you left on Stephanie's blog. Thank you!

    Christmas blessings to you!

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