Friday, January 13, 2017

Decorating for the Holidays

Well, after Doug made us a TV stand, bookshelves, and a side table out of pallets, he had some wood left over and decided to put it to good use.

He made us a Christmas tree.

He measured, cut, sanded, and entertained the neighbors with their curiosity.

Each piece was lowered down the pole, situated, and then another was put on top of the last

until it looked like this.

And while we were decorating and eating snacks, Doug put on a video for Keira.

She LOVES Christmas lights!

So, last year, Doug videoed our hay ride through "Santa's Wonderland" in College Station, knowing that we wouldn't have the opportunity to see lights again in the upcoming years.

I think the video was a hit.

Here she is eating at the table, and she's completely turned around.

Thanks JD & L for the tickets to "Santa's Wonderland."  They are the gift that keeps on giving!

It took us 24 hours to figure out how we wanted to hang decorations on the tree, but after a little extra drilling, Doug had it all figured out.

And Doug to the rescue again...he hung a broom stick on the wall so that we had a place to hang our stockings.

Kylie painted a canvas to hang in the living room.

She also made snowflakes for the ceiling, and Karis made green and red Chinese lanterns.

I think our kids have gotten used to non-traditional ways of decorating, and everyone enjoys taking part and doing their own thing.

A good time was had by all.

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