I absolutely love Christmas time. Last year, we were so busy that we weren't able to get our Christmas tree up until the week before Christmas. This year, I was determined not to let that happen again. We knew Ben was going to be out of town for work for three weeks in December so our best bet was to get it up right after Thanksgiving. Mary Hyatt loved watching this little Santa sing and dance while Ben and I were getting ready to go get our Christmas tree. I have had this little Santa since I was in high school. For some reason, I asked for it for Christmas one year and my grandmother got it for me. I've loved him ever since, and now it's becoming a hit with Mary Hyatt!
Mary Hyatt actually fell asleep in the car on the way to get our Christmas tree so she was a little out of it when we got there.
But first, we had to stop for some lunch! In case you don't remember from my previous post, Ben and I have continued one of his family traditions to get Krystal's cheeseburgers and fries on our way to get the Christmas tree. Mary Hyatt got to partake in it with us this year and she was a big fan!!
This next picture cracks me up. We put Mary Hyatt in the car to contain her while we were trying to get the tree down and in to our house.
By the time we got the tree down and into the stand, it was acutally time for Ben to head to the airport so we didn't get to decorate as a family. I decorated it and finished hanging wreaths outside while Mary Hyatt napped. Here's the finished product! I think it turned out great!
Mary Hyatt loved looking at it when she woke up! She loves the lights! Surprisingly enough, she is doing a good job not messing with it or the ornaments too much!
It is so fun to decorate for this time of year!