Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Yuletide Cheer!

I know it's Wordless Wednesday, but it's been a week since I updated and I wanted to share what we did over the weekend with all of you. After Cody had his violin lesson Saturday morning, we bundled up the boys and headed out to a tree farm. On the way, Caden fell asleep in the van, so Jerry and I took turns with Cody while the other one sat and let the sleepy toddler nap. First stop was to see the reindeer with daddy and have a chat with Mrs. Claus. The snow/ice began to fall at that point, so Cody and I took our turn and went to pick out our perfect tree. The idea of trudging through ice and snow to chop down our own tree lost its appeal pretty quickly, so we picked one that had been pre-cut. It was the first year I was forced to choose the tree without Jerry's help (oh the agony of it all), but I think we ended up with a winner. Cody was excited to have a pony ride and enjoyed watching the snow fall. Truly, it doesn't get more festive than this!
On the way home, the boys enjoyed a candy cane. Caden had his very first one. He quite enjoyed all that pepperminty goodness! Once we got home, we began to dig into all the bins, and had an unprecedented first for our family. Absolutely EVERYONE contributed and helped decorate the tree. I was in mama heaven. It was a wonderful day and Christmas is definitely in full swing at the "Berger Homestead."



Today my husband is home (SNOW DAY!), but before we sent Cody out the door to school, Jerry reminded us all of the verses in Isaiah 1:18 and Psalm 51 that state that Christ's blood washes us white as snow. What a beautiful thought as I gaze out the windows into the winter wonderland that surrounds my little house.

5 comments:

Glass Half Full said...

Your tree looks beautiful and those boys ARE bundled up!! :)

Our snowblower was up and running this morning. Matt insisted he go out and help shovel. That was around 6am!!!!

Lori

Barbie@ Mamaology said...

What a BEUTIFUL tree! You did a great job:)

And I LOVE that you do devotions Together before eveyone leaves the house in the morning!!!! That is wonderful!!!

Barbie@ Mamaology said...

What a BEUTIFUL tree! You did a great job:)

And I LOVE that you do devotions Together before eveyone leaves the house in the morning!!!! That is wonderful!!!

MorningSong said...

Beautiful tree!! What a fun time!
My daughter is aching for snow. She has never seen it before and is determined it will come on Christmas Day! I only wish I could give her that gift!!!! Play in some snow for me and HC next time you get a minute!! Let us know all about it!! Snow. ho hum. :) I am sure it is old hat to you but it is a myth to us.

Glad you are getting our coach by the way! We will miss him dearly but he is a great guy!!!! I wish we could have him for the BCS Championship game!!! :( I am thrilled and surprised that we are IN the BCS Championship game! What a year!

Hope all is well. Make a snow man for us!!

BLessings!

Just T said...

Your tree looks stunning!

I loved all the pics. This time of year is Summer for us Aussie's, so I've never experienced a White Christmas. When I read stories like your own, it makes me envious. Just once in my lifetime I'd love to see snow at Christmas!!!

Stay safe and warm :)