Thursday, December 21, 2006
This year I have come to a new realization of how much I love Christmas and all the decorations. We got our first tree this year. Last year we weren't home enough to have one, so this was our first. I have grown up cutting down a tree in the woods behind our house, so I had no idea how much work it is to get a real tree in the city. I was determined that we would have a real tree, it just isn't OK to put up a fake one. This turned into a three day process cause we had to find one in our price range, size range, and then realized that we needed a tree stand. The simple little tree quickly got very expensive, but we kept looking and found a deal. Here are the results. I am very pleased and smile every time I walk in the door.
I love Disneyland, but even more I love Disneyland at christmas time. They decorate the whole thing with lights, trees, and other magic. There is special fireworks, a parade, and it even snows on main street. I love it! When we were down in LA to see Karter I was able to go with Kaitlyn for a few hours. We had a blast! Here are a few pictures to prove it and let you in on a little of the magic.
Welcome to the world, Karter Percial! Our friends Abe and Christa are the proud parents of their third daughter. Karter was born December 1, at 8:02 am. She weighed 7 lbs 12 oz 19 1/2 inches. Paul and I were able to go down and visit them the weekend after she was born. She is a beautiful little blessing. As you can see her sisters are pretty proud of her. =)