Christmas - Trees and Ornaments

It's beginning to look like Christmas!

James and I went out last weekend and picked out the tree. One of our wonderful neighbors came over and helped me get it down from the top of the SUV. I decorated the tree while we watched my favorite tree decorating movie "White Christmas." It's been a tradition with me for years now to watch the movie while doing the tree. James and Father supervised and watched the movie too as I decorated the tree. Why are only two packages under the tree? Because the cats have been going crazy since I put up the tree.

The first night they were fascinated by the tree and just couldn't get enough of playing with and hearing the ornaments tinkling. So ornaments were moved up and I had to dig out some plastic ball ornaments and give them to the cats to play with. They had a wonderful time playing soccer with the balls and finally left my tree alone. We placed a couple packages received from family under the tree and that created another fascination. Hopefully, that will wear off by this weekend. The cats have been yelled at, chased, drenched with Dr. No, and put on time out in the bathroom for a night.

Now lets see if I can manage to give you a montage of ornaments without messing up the whole post.

From Father on our first christmas together

Because we are!

Ornament from the year James was into Nascar. We try to get him an ornament each year that represents what he is into that year.


Just one of many.

Of course, we couldn't do without the Nativity. We have another larger version but Father cleaned up the garage and moved all my christmas stuff around. Now I can't find it.

Aren't they cute?

We've had daily deliveries from UPS with gifts ordered from Amazon and the rest should be here on Monday. James and I will be making one more foray to Borders just because. I will spend the weekend wrapping the presents received so far and put them under the tree. We are foregoing the train set up this year. There just isn't enough room for the train and Father's crutches. I will be working Monday and Tuesday, then we will be closing up the shop for the rest of the week. I gave my technicians their Christmas Bonus last Wednesday which made them quite happy.


There is faint music in the night,
And pale wings fanned by silver flight;
A frosty hill with tender glow
Of countless stars that shine on snow.
A shelter from the winter storm,
A straw-lined manger, safe and warm,
And Mary crooning lullabies,
To hush her Baby's sleepy sighs.
Her eyes are rapt upon His Face,
Unheeded here is time and space;
Her heart filled with blinding joy,
For God's own Son--her little Boy!


  1. Thanks for sharing photos of your tree and ornaments. I like your variety.

  2. We have that same nativity set! Only our donkey lost an ear one year and then went walkabout a couple years later. One of these holiday seasons I expect him to show up with a very interesting story about his travels. :-)

  3. Hi..
    How sweet that your cats like the tree so much. I wished you could snap-up some pics on them playing on the balls. :)

    Thanks for dropping by my site. I enjoy my visit here.


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