Monday, December 22, 2008

I would take it down; but, the kitten likes to climb it.

Just three days before Christmas and the "kids" tree in our family room is just about bare.

Most of the handmade ornaments from preschool, paper chains made on snow days, and pictures of the kids on Christmas past have been lovingly thrown about the house. Sticky candy cane wrappers are tossed over the faux needles like tinsel. I have stepped on sloppily painted rocking horses in my kitchen all week. And yesterday, I found a Star Wars Droid ornament in a uncompromising position between the three kings in our nativity set. Oh vey!

I guess the kids are spreading the holiday cheer around one ornament at a time.



The "adult" tree, in our piano room, remains unfazed by our daily chaos and stands gracefully in the corner illuminating our house at night. A breathtaking display of carefully crafted ornaments by Polish artisans it is a big "n0-no.. don't touch or mama will yell" and so far the three kids, weiner dog, and feline have all happily obliged.

Our two trees, one bare and one graceful, will keep each other company as we head west on the interstate to spend Christmas in Chicago.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. And. Happy Hanukkah to you sweet ladies if you made it down this far into a Christmas post about a bare tree.

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53classy comments:

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

Merry Christmas to you! And have a wonderful time in Chicago!

LceeL said...

Merry Christmas, ma'am, to you and yours. It's cold up here, though.

Mandy said...

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year's. Make sure to steal a kiss from Santa. :)

Megryansmom said...

Don't forget to pack your long undoos, it's cold here in Chicago. Really cold! Have a safe trip.

Wesolych Swiat!

Leslie said...

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! Have a wonderful, safe trip to Chicago!

momof3crazykids said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

melissa said...

have a happy and healthy holiday season!! btw...i don't know why i found it funny that you said oy vey on a post about a christmas tree...
hope you're staying warm!!
xoxo

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

YOur "kid" tree reminds me of our tree before we had kids, but when we had a cat. The CAT loved to play with the glass balls and lights. I was afraid many times he would end up like the cat on Christmas Vacation (worth the watch (without kids under 12) if you haven't seen it).

KEEP BELIEVING

Kelley said...

Have a wonderful Christmas babe, and I look forward to another awesome year with you!

MWAH!!!!!!

The White House said...

Have a wonderful time in Chicago... just think, you really only have to undecorate one tree when you get back!

Kellan said...

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! I hope you have a great trip to Chicago. Come see me soon - I've missed you. Take care - Kellan

Flea said...

Merry Christmas!

Kash said...

Cool picture effects! Have a safe trip.

UrbanVox said...

hey I made to the end and I am no sweet lady! :P
:)
have a good time!

Scary Mommy said...

Hey, it's minimalist- think of it as some sort of statement on the times. ;) Love the collage. Merry Christmas to you!

Vic said...

Have a great time in Chicago. Happy Christmas!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays and safe travels!

Lisa

Smart A$$ Mom said...

Who can't relate with the tree taking beatings?

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

Merry Christmas OHmommy & family.
Have a safe, happy & blessed trip!

Mama Smurf said...

Merry Christmas!

Vikki said...

Merry Christmas! Both of your Christmas trees are beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Merry Christmas! My playroom tree only has decorations half way down, on purpose! Chicken kept slicing his finger open on an ornament, so I kept the rest out of his reach!

Blessings From Above said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip.

Merry Christmas, OHMommy!

Laura said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and all the best in the new year.

Safe travels.

Jessica said...

Merry Christmas! We will be out in the Western Suburbs of chicago in Oak Park...we may see you at a rest stop on the way coming or going :) Safe travels.

Rhea said...

I absolutely love that your children are spreading the Christmas cheer throughout the house one ornament at a time.

Your nice tree has some gorgeous ornaments, btw.

And I need to see a picture of Todd in the tree. hehe

April said...

Merry Christmas, have a great trip!

Amy Shipp said...

I love the ornaments on your "adult" tree. Merry Christmas to you and your cute family!! xoxo

Doré said...

We only have one tree, but we are also being cursed with it being bare. I was nervous putting the tree up that my 16 month old would have ornaments all over the place, but he surprised me and it seemed he didn't even notice it was there. Fast forward 3 days and you would think it was the only thing in the entire house!! He has a habit of hiding things, so where the ornaments are I may never know!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Krystyn said...

Isn't that nice of the OHKids to spread Christmas cheer throughout your house? I think they are only thinking of you!!!

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas...and safe travels, too.

Jeni said...

Merry Christmas, Decent weather, good road condtions and a very Happy New Year -my wish for you and yours!
Enjoy your visit with your family.

April said...

Merry Christmas and safe travels to you!

Tara R. said...

Merry Christmas and have a safe and fun trip. I loved the collage photo of your kids' tree. Thanks for sharing your secret.

Kaci said...

Merry Christmas!

Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] said...

Very Very Merry!

Clare said...

merry christmas and have a wonderful time with your family!

Kel said...

Merry Christmas!
~K

Burgh Baby said...

Hope you have a very merry Christmas!

The 5 Bickies said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Have a wonderful holiday!

Elaine A. said...

Loving that mostly naked tree and your beautiful ornaments. Merry Christmas to the OhMommy family! : )

Or shall I say "Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!?"

p.s. Thank God for Google for that last part! ; )

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love the 2-tree idea. I'm glad the fancy tree is holding up!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Merry Christmas to you & your family! I hope Chicago finds you well!

Melissa said...

Merry Christmas...I hope you aren't driving into all of this snow! Yikes!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

We have two Christmas trees also. I have done a teddy bear tree with my children's stuffed animals since my first child's first Christmas. It is a tradition that continues now 15 years later. It is cute because my youngest children still take the stuffed animals off of the tree, play with them; then put them back on the tree.

The other tree is filled with special ornaments.

Merry, merry Christmas to you and yours. Be safe traveling this holiday season. Stay warm too!

Karen MEG said...

Have a wonderful Holiday with your lovely family OHMom Babe :)

Kat said...

It is still a pretty tree, even without a lot of ornaments on it. :)

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Rachel said...

Merry Christmas darlin' girl. I love the way you collaged the Christmas Tree, it's beautiful.
I hope your days are beautiful and filled with laughter and love and magic.

mistressmom said...

Merry Christmas! :)

kimmy said...

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Kimmy

StephTheScribe said...

Great blog there! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Kaci said...

Merry Christmas!

Maggie, Dammit said...

Merry Christmas!

Jaina said...

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!

 

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