Monday was my grandson, Jack Henry's birthday and he asked my younger daughter and I over to have dinner and play board games with him. How many seventeen year old would do that?
I don't remember wanting to spend my seventeenth birthday like that. I'm pretty sure I was out the door on a date that night.
It was so much fun, and of course Tessa made sure I spent time with her as well. She borrowed my camera to run upstairs and take a photo of the new Elf On The Shelf that Santa had sent that morning. She now has a girl elf and her name is Trixie.
Apparently it altered her behavior to "well behaved" for a good hour.
Now on to the tree.
I wasn't quite sure where to place my tree as I don't have a lot of space, but I finally decided on putting it on a small table behind my settee. That way I could enjoy it from both the living room and dining area.
I wanted a colorful tree this year. Some years I have opted for a tree with white lights and silver and gold ornaments, but as I have gotten older I like a tree that reminds me of ones that I had when I was younger.
I used my Santa tree skirt and placed some of the elves and Santas I made twenty five years ago along with a Snoopy clock around the tree base.
I love that the tree is playful, but also has some glittery ornaments thrown in.
As I sit here enjoying my tree I think about the many Christmases of the past and how each one has been special in some way.
It reminds me to count my blessings.
P.S. I'll show you my other Christmas decorations in a future post.