We enjoy many things about Christmas time but having the house filled with Christmas memories through our decorations is always fun. This year a new friend arrived from the North Pole that the kids named Gummy Bear the Elf. He's exploring all the different parts of the house and even helped us track down the mysterious advent calendars that arrived at the house - turns out they were from St. Nick but since Mom and Dad didn't put their shoes out he left it outside in a package that we found later.
Like the past few years we picked out a real tree at OLG and went with a Balsam Fir this year as the smell was superior to the Fraser Fir. Eric spent many hours volunteering as the Treasurer of the Men's Club and unloading trees and assisting families with picking out their trees.
The girls also helped fix about 100 lights that were broken from our older fake tree.
And then we bought a new tree for upstairs for the kids to decorate and of course the lights were broken when we got it but Eric fixed it and we're hoping it works for another couple of years.