Monday, December 10, 2007
Christmas Ship, Christmas Tree
Here are some photos from the Christmas Cruise that I mentioned before.
David has been pretty seriously into Christmas lights; Gregg was the same way, as a kid (he still loves them). David has found as many strings of lights as he can, and hung them all over our yard. It's very cheerful, especially with the days so short now.
We had a nice weekend, starting with Gregg's return from 12 days in Japan on Saturday morning. He called me from the ferry dock around 9:30 a.m., saying, "Do you want to go get a Christmas tree today?" So after he had a chance to catch his breath, change clothes & go for a walk with me, we bundled up and took off for one of the local tree farms. I have been ambivalent about doing this, since Katie isn't here, and it's a family tradition with us. But "the boys" were excited, so off we went. It was a beautiful, sunny, cold, clear day. We (finally!) found a tree that we all agreed upon, the guys cut it, and we were set to go.
Yesterday, we trimmed the tree, with Christmas music playing in the background and two glassybaby (www.glassybaby.com) candles lit in Katie's honor. We hung lots of ornaments that the kids had made during their grade school years, and those are some of my favorite ones. They each have a baby ornament, too, and some of their own favorites. So now it is looking very festive and beautiful, with lots of lights (of course). Since this is the cats' first year with a Christmas tree, they are very curious about it...and so far, no cat disasters!