Our family tradition is to put the tree up on the first Family Home Evening in December. I start to get a bit antsy if the first monday is like the 7th - A waste of a week in December :) But this year was kind to me - The first Monday was the 1st!
First we sort the 100s of branches into sizes
Building and "FLUFFING" out the branches - a very important step - the girls enlisted the help of our Japanese student (who had a great time as Christmas isnt as important in Japan)
The longest step - untangling the lights and fixing broken bulbs - The MR got them all working - what a feat!
We dance around the tree as we put the lights on
This year Miss A thought it good to sit on my shoulders to be able to reach and put the star on
And just for cuteness Miss G posed like this for me
And FYI Advent went spectacularly well - so much that we lit all four candles.. whoops!! and the girls have asked for it everynight!