Oh what a peaceful feeling you get when you begin decorating for the Holidays.
Tonight we finally got our tree up and decorated, well still have a few things to add to it but for the most it is done. The kids always love pulling out there ornaments from Christmases past and hanging them on the tree and adding their new ones for the year. I have been collecting ornaments for each of them from birth, I always mark on them somewhere what year they were for and their name. The plan is that when they leave home to start their own lives and traditions that the ornaments will go with them to start their own tree with.
They have each worried as to what we are going to have hanging on our tree and I have told them not to worry cause that is the time when I get to have the beautiful uncluttered color themed victorian tree that I have wanted since they arrived and will finally have once they depart. lol..........But for now I am very happy to see all the lil ornaments that represent each of my children hanging on our tree including the hand made ones with the food on them that is rotted. lol..........I love seeing the "Babies 1st Christmas" ones the most they remind me of the joy and sometimes pain that child has brought me and sharing that 1st Christmas with them and making them apart of our family and adding them to our tradition of decorating the tree together as a family with carols playing and hot chocolate cooling.
These are truely those moments of a life time that bring us true joy.