"You have nothing in this world more precious than your children. When you grow old, when your hair turns white and your body grows weary, when you are prone to sit in a rocker and meditate on the things of your life, nothing will be so important as the question of how your children have turned out. It will not be the money you have made. It will not be the cars you have owned. It will not be the large house in which you live. The searing question that will cross your mind again and again will be, How well have my children done?"

~President Gordon B. Hinckley

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Becker Christmas Tree

We got our Christmas tree!! YEAH!!
The evening started at a small tree lot near our home...we wanted to go to a private lot to get a more "chop it down yourself" feel. The trees were beautiful...and $80!! So, next stop, Home Depot. Not exactly the same feel, but a fantastic tree for $40! MUCH BETTER! Then came the funny part.
Here we are with our 7 foot tree and Seth pulls up in our Corolla!! HAHAHA. The man was a good sport and told us about a guy who got a 9 foot tree and pulled up in a COBALT!! So, it could have been worse. Then, he starts tying the tree to the car. About half way through, Seth and I realize that we can't open doors. We comment to the guy, who says, "Well, get in the car now then"! So, we climb through the car put the kids in their seat THROUGH THE WINDOW and wait for him to finish up. Then, we are on our way home!
And you can't end the night without jumping through your window to get out!! Or at least that's what Seth said!!
Then, came a wonderful night of dressing the tree. It was a blast...with a few broken ornaments(thank you Keaton) and some reminiscing of past Christmases! It's amazing what has happened over the last 4 1/2 years! Our family has grown and we have been so blessed!! Here are some pictures of the finished product!

The stockings!! Courtesy of Grandma Francois!!

And here is my latest "GIRL" adventure! I just couldn't resist...although it's not the BEST paint job ever! :)

Here is a new outfit from our friend Lorelei and Bridget!! How cute is she?!

Just smiling!!


Knights said...

I love the Christmas season and whats Christmas without fun stories to tell. I am glad it worked out in the end. The finished product looks great! Its so funny that you painted Lilee's nails, was she sleeping?

Amie said...

OH heavens! I can't help but just smile just as big as Lilee when I see her in that last picture. SO CUTE. And, I'm loven' the toenails. Glad you posted that! Good thing you're not preggo this year, I don't think Seth would have been able to take you home after the Christmas tree was on! There would have been no climbing through the windows for you!

Ren & Anna said...

She is so cute in that outfit! I love the tree adventure!

meagan said...

So funny that you painted her toes... I've yet to try that with Ella. Your tree looks great!