Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tis the Season!!

I fixed the dilemma I had. I just made putting up the tree and decorations our family night. Ya, I know, that's what most people do anyway but at our house Bry is not usually home early enough to help.

So, this year, even though I was so tired by the time we had family night, and almost decided not to do it, we did it. It was LOVELY to not have to do it alone! In fact, I made Bry and Jake do most of it! By the time we had the lights working and on the tree, it was bed time.

I decorated the top half with my breakable ornaments after the kids went to bed and today, the kids will finish the bottom. I don't know how we'll keep Wyatt away. There is no room for a gate or anything so we'll just have to be diligent. The room is so full already that the tree had to be squished in front of the front door. Almost! =)

So, here's to us! The brilliant women of the world! Merry Christmas! I've got the spirit back!


Anonymous said...

My Dh thinks that because he cuts the tree he is out of everything else! Plus it's Monday Night Football. But the kids and I had a blast doing ours last night and I did make him straighten it again.

Yolanda said...

We have a family Christmas song that we made up...you sing it to the same tune of the "12 Days of Christmas":

"On the first day of Christmas at the Barlow's you will see...An angry Dad, hauling in the Christmas tree!"

What is it with guys and Christmas decor?

The tree looks beautiful!!

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

LOL!!! It's not my tree in the picture! I just found this one! But ours looks a lot like it!

Yolanda said...


Hey--How are you liking the book? Did you read "The Other Boleyn Girl" first?

We will have to compare thoughts when you are done...

Robyn said...

Your tree looks fab! We got ours up on Friday after Thanksgiving. It sure did help with the mood!

Maggie May said...

aww beautiful!!! i'm gonna put up pics of my tree too soon. your lights are so perfectly placed:)- oh i just saw that wasn"T your tree! lol!
sorry bout that...:)