Sunday, December 26, 2010

Our Tree Tradition

This is our forth Christmas in Cornucopia, Wisconsin. One of our favorite parts about living up here is the beauty that surrounds us, especially in the winter. Jamie and I want to celebrate the beauty, and begin building memorable traditions with our children they will never forget. One way we prepare our home for the Christmas Season is by cutting our own tree down at a local tree farm, The Hauser's in Bayfield. This was the first year that Finn and Charlotte cut it themselves. You can find a video of the moment in the previous post.

After we cut our tree, we go to "Big Water" in Bayfield for goodies.

On the eve of Christmas Eve, we begin decorating the tree and our house. Because we have waited this long the anticipation has built up. Gramma Steckart is helping us this year.

Decorating the tree from a three year old's point of view.

Some of our favorite ornaments... This is Jamie at age 8.

Finn and Charlotte...

Our favorite musical instrument...

Homemade from Lake Superior Driftwood...

Vintage Santa that came atop a Whitman's Sampler from St. Nick. This is about 38 years old.

This is out tree topper which I got the year I was born. She is 43 years old.

An old light up Mickey who glows at night from Jamie's childhood.

Our decorated tree on Christmas Eve.

All is calm, all is bright.

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