Tuesday, December 9, 2008

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree(S)

The Christmas tree, in my humble opinion, is the symbol of Christmas. Symbol meaning a physical, tangible part of our Christmas tradition. Celebrating the Birth of Jesus is the reason for Christmas, but the Christmas tree is a part of our celebration. Some families go pick out their tree together and have a live Christmas tree while others have artificial trees that last year after year. Due to allergies our family has always fallen into the later category. Although I do love the smell of Christmas as I walk past the trees into HEB. :) After the tree is chosen, it's a family affair to string the lights and decorate the beloved tree with ornaments and adornments. I love the house all decorated for Christmas. That was always so comforting when I came home from finals and walked into my home (now my parent's home) to find it filled with Christmas. I would walk through the rooms to see if any of the trees "themes" had changed and see where a new tree might appear. Wait....is that not normal?

Allow me to give you a tour of my parent's house and take you room by room....tree by tree. It is gorgeous! And excessive. :) It's my home!

The workout room...


Breakfast area...

Kitchen...this is one of my faves with the Diet Coke can and the Hershey's bar ornament

Living room tree...this is the family tree and the one we gather around on Christmas Eve (Yes, like not eating Turkey on Thanksgiving we shake things up at Christmas too and do gifts on Christmas Eve...)

The formal dining room tree

Study...

The guest bedroom...

Mom and Dad's bedroom...

The deck off mom and dad's room that usually has a live tree!! Mom is slipping...

Mom's bathroom...

Upstairs game room...

Taylor's room....

Kristen's room...

I took this because from this standpoint I could see 4 trees...although only 2 would fit in my camera scope.

By the pool.

And that, my friends, is the grand tour! It wears you out just thinking about it doesn't it?? :) Thanks, mom for always making Christmas so special!

6 comments:

Courtney said...

LOVE IT!

Em Clod said...

This totally makes my day.. I do love that house @ Christmas!!

L. said...

OMG- how precious is your mom?!?! I feel festive just reading about the trees on your blog- maybe Griff could write into Oprah about this!?!

Elicia said...

Out of control! I love it!

Ashley said...

WOW 15 trees??

I love it they are all beautiful!!!
I lvoe the kitchen tree that gives me an idea for next year!!! thanks!!

Cate said...

One word.....WOW!!!!

:-)

Cate

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