SO we've decided as a family that our tradition for setting up the Christmas decorations from now on will be on the first FHE after Thanksgiving. That, of course, fell on TODAY!! So we got out all our Christmas treasures to fill the house (or at least one room). Kora and I started making some delicious and WARM sweet chili (kudos to Camilla for the recipe I always use!) for the evening. Oh and this picture was taken AFTER we ate...I know it looks like only enough for half a bowl.
We played some fun Christmas music on youtube.com and the kids got started on separating the branches. Okay, so our tree is a little small, I know. I thought about getting a big one this year since we have a HOUSE now but then I remembered we'd be gone half of December so why not just make due with the small one. It'll save some mula and it's still fun even though it's the Charlie Brown tree.
The night wouldn't be complete without Austin terrorizing poor Miah.
The goal was to get all of these...
...on here. Yay! We did it! Don't make fun of the ornament placement. These were all done by the kids and when they go to bed tonight I'll get busy putting the ornaments where I want them since I'm a little controlling. Okay a LOT controlling.
After the decorating Kora went around and got random pictures of everyone being weird. Here I am sweeping. Nice huh? Dirty shirt and all.
Dad with tired eyes even though he shouldn't have tired eyes because he's been off for a LONG time and even took a nap today.
Jake being famous and flashing his peace sign like the stars.