Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree…

A few weeks ago, some of you may have seen my (Derek) facebook post about having a few “issues” with our Christmas tree stand; well, here’s the other side of the story- the joy of picking out a tree and decorating with the kids!

Here’s what is amazing about kids- we’re at a lot, doing something festive that you only get to do once a year, and as soon as they found a piece of string that was all that mattered to them.  I wonder if it works the other way- you know, on Christmas morning can we just get them a spool of string and call it a day? 🙂

Every tree selected by the Frenzel household must undergo a rigorous testing process, conducted by Raylee of course…

It must be heavier than she can pick up…

It must be comfortable enough to lay on…

And if it makes a good chair, then it makes the cut.

Our attempt at a picture with the tree at the lot: Again, all about the string…

After cutting off about a foot of trunk to make the tree fit in the stand, we finally got it up and started decorating.

J likes the “clump” technique for tree decorating.

Ray and the “Christmas Pickle”:

And of course, my most anticipated “present” this year!  Merry Christmas in less than a week!

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  • December 20, 2010 - 9:38 pm

    Brenda - String will not work, but the boxes the toys came in will.

  • December 20, 2010 - 9:42 pm

    Lorrie Prothero - such a sweet post! feels like I got to spend time w/ you guys at the lot. OMG – didn’t realize Dec was your due date – you can even put the “Do Not Open ’till Christmas” on your belly – what a neat present for your kids, you guys really go the extra mile for them =)

  • December 20, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    Derek & Sarah - Oops! Just for clarity’s sake, Sarah isn’t due until February (despite the big belly in the picture). So I guess it’s more of a belated Christmas present! 🙂

  • December 20, 2010 - 10:52 pm

    Troy Grover - So cute!!!

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