20 December 2012

The First Thing We Did

There are things we have done to make the move easier for the kids...
Taking it slow --we were blessed, our buyer was in "no hurry", it's a second home for here allowing us to take our time packing and leaving.
Painting the older kids' rooms the exact colors of their old bedrooms.
The excitement of the chickens (though it was a pain in the butt to run back and forth before the move every day).

And cutting our Christmas tree. 



I imagine it would have been much easier this year to keep the decorations in tubs and call it a day but we weren't having any of that.  And... bonus!  The tree farm we always go to is now right down the road!!!

Cutting the tree is one of my most favorite things to do with my family.  The kids always run wild, in and out of the trees and we measure, ponder and debate the attributes of everyone's favorite trees until we come to a unanymous decision.  

We had to shove the boxes out of the way to make room for it but there is at least one corner of the house now that is sane and lovely.

 Aidan, my little photographer!
 JUJU!!



 No comments on my icky stretched out t-shirt!  It's all I could get my hands on!
 9.5 feet tall this year!  We have 10 foot ceilings downstairs!






  

27 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

I love seeing your family:)

Stephanie said...

"she's a beaut Clark".....hahahahahahaha!! I'm watching that right now. The tree looks great!

helen tilston said...

What a beautiful day. The tree is beautiful as is your family
Happy Christmas and may the new year be filled with blessings

Helen xx

Priscilla said...

It was great, watching your sweet family having fun together. Thanks for sharing.

RobinfromCA said...

A beautiful tree and an even more beautiful family. Merry Christmas!

Kristie said...

You all look so festive and the tree looks lovely!

Shingle Cottage said...

So loved watching the unfurling of the Christmas Tree,you have a beautiful family!
Doesn't the tree look so pretty all trimmed *sigh* Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones xxx

Mumbai said...

The "open the Christmas tree" video was so lovely I could feel the surprise your son had with every cut.
The joy and happiness all the kids had. Enjoy it ..time goes by to fast.
Lovely happy family photo too. Have all a Merry X-mas and best wishes and fun every day of 2013.

Mumbai said...

the "open the Christmas tree" video was so lovely I could feel the surprise your son had with every cut.
The joy and happiness all the kids had. Enjoy it ..time goes by to fast.
Lovely happy family photo too. Have all a Merry X-mas and best wishes and fun every day of 2013.

Mumbai said...

The "open the Christmas tree" video was so lovely I could feel the surprise your son had with every cut.
The joy and happiness all the kids had. Enjoy it ..time goes by too fast.
Lovely happy family photo . Have all a Merry X-mas and best wishes and fun every day of 2013.

Elma said...

Oh the tree is amazing!!! Merry CHRISTmas!!!

shirlgirl said...

May Gods blessing be on you and your sweet family. I enjoyed the videos and photos so very much. I will pray for added strength and engergy for you guys during this process. I think that you will have so many great memories there at the farm. Merry Christmas

Violets Are Blue said...

The tree is very important to getting everyone settled in ( amongst all the moving boxes etc ). Your tree and family look fab and so happy to hear you can breathe again. All the best of health and happiness in the new year. Patty / BC

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

How fun to have the lovely tree up and decorated ... something beautiful to look at while you wade through all the boxes to unpack.

Happy settling in.

Fondly,
Glenda

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Priceless memories!! Thank you for sharing your fun life with us! Merry Christmas!!!

It's me said...

O wowwww...you must be a proud mam.....love from me...xxx..

Mac n' Janet said...

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, hope it's the first of many happy ones in your new home.

Ggomez said...

Your beautiful family makes my heart warm and fuzzy! I think your an amazing mother with darling childeren living the right way!

Noël McNeil said...

I love your blog and your family! It is such a breath of fresh air to see all of you enjoying one another. Plus, your kids are so cute! Just as cute as mine. :)
Thanks for sharing your time with us. Everything looks so nice, can't wait to see more. Lord bless!

April Dunlap said...

You, your family, the tree, all simply gorgeous!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
~april

Betty said...

Beautiful family! How blessed!

Merry Christmas...Betty @ Country Charm

BetteJo said...

Being from a divorced family, and being divorced myself, I always love to see happy families working and playing together. Gives me hope. Merry Christmas to you all!

BetteJo said...

Being from a divorced family, and being divorced myself, I always love to see happy families working and playing together. Gives me hope. Merry Christmas to you all!

Lady Courtney said...

This is what it's all about, being together as a family and enjoying the traditions. Merry Christmas!!

Jeri Landers said...

So glad you got your farm at last. It is GREAT choosing and cutting your Christmas tree,reminds me of The Waltons".Ten foot ceilings are made for Christmas! Much Joy to you and yours this Christmas.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So beautiful...Merry Christmas!!!

Cameo said...

Have been popping in to read your blog for over a year but never commented until today. So VERY HAPPY for you and your ~*~beautiful~*~ family! Merry CHRISTmas and keep up the good work on the farm! You guys are the bomb and inspire me tremendously!!!
Cameo