Monday, December 1, 2008
O Christmas Tree...
We've had an exciting few days! We had wonderful services at church yesterday, celebrating Advent and the Hanging of the Greens. All of the choirs (adult and various ages of children) sang and both the adult and youth handbell choirs played during our special service. Our family got to light the Chrismon Tree. ***Note to my Big Bro: we didn't get to practice with the switch so it took M. a couple of tries***
This evening, we got our Christmas tree and decorated it. Just as we say every year, THIS is our prettiest tree ever! We used alot of our sentimental, "baby's first Christmas" type ornaments and filled in with lots of red and gold glass balls. On the mantel, we used red and gold candles in various types of glass holders, scattered pine cones, and a few ornaments. Soon, we'll hang our stockings (with care, of course). Still remaining, several special nativity scenes to set up. After we finished, we lit the tree and all the candles on the mantel while we had our family devotions and a special Advent reading.
I hope you enjoy the photos of our tree and mantel. Our decorating is a work in progress and I'm pretty sure we'll get to redo the tree on a daily basis, what with a cat and a 2 year old.
I'm not much of a photographer, but I like the weird light effect I accomplished by my inadvertent shaking while trying to hold the camera steady. I've got skillz, I tell ya.
Posted by Kelly at 10:33 PM