And hearty breakfast went the way of Mt. Dew (then later Diet Dew), decorating our tree on the day after Thanksgiving was a moment to be treasured.
By high school, it was my job & my job alone. So it was no surprise, that the year I was pregnant - we had no tree.
Or that the following year, we had a lit tree with no ornaments.
However, last year, I caught the bug again. How could I not, with the spirit of a child guiding my way?
And this year, I passed it on, as I revived the P family tradition. Which was so totally awesome, as J was in awe of the tree. He was so excited, as he rubbed his sleep filled eyes (as I possibly used nap time to set it up) almost like he was trying to make sure what he was seeing was real, pointed & said "Christmas Mommy! Christmas!"
He was such a great helper to decorate the tree! Okay, to finish decorating the tree...
However, trying to get a nice picture to share with family....
Not so cooperative.