This year, after 15 Christmases together, Brian finally won the battle to get a real tree. He took Jack on a very rainy morning (because he was that excited he had won the battle and probably scared I would change my mind) to cut down a tree at a Christmas tree farm. Funny thing is that after all the hoopla on cutting down his very own tree for the first time with his boy, in the rain, Brian went to the tree farm and ultimately decided on a pre-cut tree! So this pic of Jack with the saw is just for show, lol. The tree he got instead was more authentic looking because it was shipped from up north where firs and spruces grow. It was a nice addition to our Christmas.
Melvin, the elf, also came back this year to keep an eye out for Santa.Cookie decorating is always a must. They decorated four dozen cookies, which Jack ate the majority of.
Arden's letter to Santa. This girl. Only one item listed to ensure Santa brings her what she wants most of all...
|And to ensure she receives everything else on her wish list whilst not receiving duplicates...|
|We had a little talk about Christmas and the spirit of GIVING, not GETTING|