Traditionally, we purchase our Christmas tree the week after Thanksgiving but since Y was coming, we wanted to let him in on the experience. So, we waited. It proved beneficial. He really enjoyed seeing the trees and hiding from us and jumping out saying, "Boo!"
Thankfully, Mark was able to explain what we were doing when the guy came to cut the tree down. There were plenty of times that we forgot to explain what we were doing or going to do and he was so confused for a bit.
Decorating ornaments for the tree. I love how I caught Emmie cheesing for the camera.
Our gingerbread train.
I finally ran out of the fabric I had purchased for stockings some years ago. Since I needed two new stockings, we decided to do new ones for everyone. I absolutely love these and the pattern was so easy and beautiful. They are fully lined and took less than 30 minutes to complete. And, my combo machine meant I could embroider all of our names on them. I loved seeing all these stocking lining our fireplace, er, I mean, where our fireplace used to be. Christmas season was the perfect time for us to start converting our "fake" fireplace in to an actual functional gas fireplace.