Tuesday, February 11, 2014

trimming the tree...














the days leading to Christmas truly are amazing! I love it so!
We trim our tree just after Thanksgiving... it's always the day we look forward to most! Picking out the tree makes me super nervous... is it going to be fat enough! I make Mattias unwrap all the wet trees in piles... we are full of sap as the girls play tag around the caos! it's perfect! once he unwraps THE tree it's like magic! we all know... it's the one! it's like picking out a puppy maybe! like if we pick a bad one we will be stuck with it all December... but if we pick a good one... the holidays will be that much more magical... hahaha... I don't think there really is a bad tree... once covered in ornaments and lights they spark our hearts with drunken Christmas magic and it's the most beautiful time of year to me!
I love how our oldest Isabelle is totally smitten with my holiday/tradition madness... everything has to be so... everything has to be a tradition... everything has to be lovely!
but in a simple way...
We do the exact routine each year and now that she's older she remembers the routine and it's so sweet... I often watch her unfold each and every memory knowing that one day she will have her own family and pass down our memories to them as well... just as we have done...
sometimes I feel our home is a giant snow globe to the outside world... I love being home... and I tried my hardest to do so this year... in our snow globe there were memories made! there were giggles! there were happy children and happy parents... to the one outside shaking the snow around looking in... could have found us in our pajamas for days... playing games... making so much Christmas food... wrapping presents and just being together...
Our youngest is in that wonder stage... seeing Christmas through the eyes of children is something that I feel so lucky to witness... The excitement! The way their little hearts feel when I press my palm on their chests to feel their beating hearts... I know they are so happy!

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