Here we are again. . .another year has flown by and again we sit in front of our bare tree ready for the traditional decorating to begin.
We begin by having an oriental style meal. . .this year CharLee attempted to learn to use his chopsticks:)
Then we all get into our jammies and robes and stew up some good ol' hot chocolate. Actually to be honest this year I had herbal tea, CharLee had a eggnog cocoa concoction and Matthew and Beau preferred Eggnog as their beverage of choice.
Then we all gathered around our humble little tree . We go in order youngest to oldest and take a bear and place it on the tree. When we place a bear we have to say something we are grateful for or something we love about another in our family.
This was Beaus first year to really enjoy this and she did, being the little animal lover she is. . . . .she just kept saying Oh! BEEEEEAR.
CharLee was very tender first saying he was grateful for his loving family.
We ended the night with one bowl brownies and peppermint and eggnog ice cream and enjoyed the pine smell and tree glow. . . .let the holiday spirit begin, traditions lit!