Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Deck the Halls

Over the weekend Josh and Jonah finished decorating our house for Christmas. They decorated the tree, the mantle and paid the man who installed the lights on the house :) If you could see how steep our roof is you would know why we pay an off duty fireman to put up the lights! I have no desire to spend hours in an ER explaining why my husband fell off the roof.

I did get up to take a few photos of their decorating masterpiece and I have to say they did a great job. We had some difficulty connecting the lights on our pre-lit Christmas tree. So, Josh had to make a trip to Target to buy some extra lights and then another trip to Target to exchange the lights he bought for the right size lights. Next year I think we'll be buying a new tree.

Jonah had a lot of fun putting up the homemade ornaments he made last year and his special ornaments (the ones we buy for him each year). We also had a couple of new ornaments to add this year including Santa's bell from our trip on the Polar Express and the ornament that Josh and I picked up when we visited San Fransisco earlier this year. I hope to fill our Christmas tree in the years to come with many memories. I want each ornament to have a story! The first year we were in our house and we bought our tree I went out and bought all matching ornaments but they had no meaning. We still put most of those ornaments up but each year we are slowly filling it up with the ornaments that have a story.

The Schneider men hard at work decorating the tree

Daddy and Jonah after completing their masterpiece

Mommy and Jonah

Riley decided he would rather eat his stocking than have us hang it. (I thought I would dress up a little and put on jeans before we started taking photos. I didn't want all of my December pictures to be in my comfy lounge clothes or as my doctor calls them "my day pajamas"!)

Notice that the "A" is missing a stocking?? This year we went ahead and purchased a new Christmas stocking holder set in the anticipation of our new arrival. Next year the "A" will hold a "Baby's first Christmas" stocking :) Jonah also got a new stocking this year. I didn't get a chance to order new stockings for Josh or myself. I guess we'll wait until next year.

The finished product. I think it turned out great!

1 comment:

hoLLy said...

i love your tree! its beautiful.

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