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Christmas is up

Last night we filled the cabin with holiday spirit.

We bought a new artificial tree this year that is much closer to a real tree. It has very random and open limbs that we love.

Thaddeus the penguin has come down from his bedroom to join the party. He is ALWAYS ready to party.

We added several new ornaments from last year. Here are a few of the new ones I could find at the moment.

Another new addition is this surprised santa that I’ve been told resembles me.

Oh well, onward towards Christmas.

D.

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Our Christmas tree

I am not a fan of the cold, and thus winter is not my favorite season.  The big exception to this though is the fact that Christmas falls during this time and I love the Christmas season.  A big reason why I love Christmas is the tree.  I have to admit that in years past I have not been the most excited person about decorating the Christmas tree, because we have so many ornaments that it it seemed to take forever to put them all on.  This year though I was struck by all the memories that came flooding back with each ornament we added to the tree. 

   
We have been celebrating Christmas with decorating trees together since 1999, and have collected a wide range of ornaments in that time. Some we have purchased, others gifted and many family hand-me-downs.

 
   
    

A little explanation on the duck.  My wife wanted a platypus ornament, unfortunately that is not the easiest to find, so we had to make our own. 

   
More on the rest of our holiday decorations to come, but for now enjoy your week world.