My parents had a smaller tree that they used with purple lights and sports themed ornaments to help decorate my dad's beloved "Panther Pit." Earlier this year, my dad told me we could have it for a special tree for the boys in their room. And when I found a particular set of Nativity Scene ornaments at Hobby Lobby for 50% off... I knew it was meant to be. The ornaments actually match a Christmas book the boys own that used to be mine when I was little.
The next phase of our decorating will be completed on Thanksgiving morning. We don't have anywhere to be right away so I have visions in my head of waffles for breakfast, staying in our PJ's, watching Boz's Christmas and putting the tree up as a family.... all while talking about what we are thankful for most this year. Sounds just about perfect to me...
...In other news... I walked into the kitchen the other day and found Brandon completely cuddled up on the kitchen floor with his new Christmas puppy.
He sure is a silly one... :)