Saturday, December 6, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree!

I love doing the prep for Christmas way more than I love Christmas day. In all honesty Christmas day actually makes me a little sad because this wonderful time of year has come and gone. I know it's silly, but that is how I feel. 
Anyway we had a great time getting our Christmas tree this year.  Doing things like hunting for a Christmas tree are a bit different with triplets, well actually everything is a bit different. Carson and I kept wondering how we were going to get our tree as a family. Carson refused to take Kynlee and leave me home with the babes, so we decided to drag Dallen and Shaylee along with us, luckily they are always willing to help us with our abundance of babies. 
We went to our trusty spot where we have found our tree for the last 3 years, and it did not disappoint. After a little hike up a hill, we quickly found 3 great options, narrowed it down, then chopped down our perfect tree.  

I finally upheld Carson and Dallen's childhood family tradition by bringing donuts and hot chocolate to have after the perfect tree was found. Although they assured me it was not really accurate because I got fresh donuts, rather than stale donuts like their Dad always got them. I guess I will have to plan ahead next year.

On December 1st we started decorating the house.
These three gave the orders while the rest of us went to work. 

 Carson put up the tree and added the lights.
 I put on the ribbon and decorations.
 And Kynlee decorated the entertainment center. She had so much fun, and she kept asking for more and more pieces. There is a nice mixture of village, nativity, and other decorations. 
 I love our tree!!!
 Kynlee thought Braxton needed to hold this festive bear. He seems to like it.
And now we are off having more Christmas fun.


Shaylee Rose said...

I love the picture of Braxton and the bear!

Megan said...

Braxton!! I'm pretty sure that bear is mine!!!

The Gillen's said...

Good job doing traditions with triplets. That can't be easy! :)