In Memory of... our Christmas tree.

Today, Monday the 22nd of January 2007,
we took down our Christmas tree. It has been with us for a long time and served us faithfully.There's a cool story behind it, too.When we were on our way to get a Chrstimas tree, we decided to pray that God would lead us to a good one. Gabe prayed that it would last a while and would even grow in our home. Well, we tried a couple places and finally came to a little gas station selling them. Dad spied a beautiful one that was all full and pretty. We took it home and you know what? It actually did grow during it's long stay. It was the neatest thing! It was so alive, it drank almost a full pitcher of water a day! (we've never seen such a thing) It lasted like that from Dec. 20 (or somewhere around there) to Jan. 18...about 4 days ago or something it stopped drinking. Anyway, we normally do leave our trees up for a long time but they are all brown and needles everywhere by the time they fall down themselves.
Anyway, God really gave us a very, very special Christmas and a very special tree. Below is it's life story in picture form from when it came to our house to the taking down. Er, I won't post EVERYTHING that happened from then to now. lol because, well, that's alot of pictures. ...1112 to be exact. =)


Daddy and the boys ready to cut the tree down to size. =)
(Dad is ready for any fight it may put up)
Sawing away
Whilst I am in the kitchen making snowball cookies.
It's tradition...and yummy too. =D
Joel holding the newly fitted tree.
There is a reason for me not actually showing this picture..
The subject seemed to have a few qualms with the"said" picture
and therefore asked me to remove it.
The finished tree. All pretty and lit up .=)
hmmmm, you can't see the tinsel. Well, there IS
tinsel on there! =)
I just thought this was really cool.
Having the train coming through
the properly arranged packages.
Bart gets a new toy
He's so cute!! And he finally posed and looked at
the camera!
Gabe with his wrapping paper camoflauge.
Ready to fend off any who might pose a threat.
Man, I do have a nack for getting my subjects
with they're eyes closed!
With such a formidable foe as this, his brother, he needs his fort!
Here I try to show off Bart's new bandana... he's *ugh* not
*ugh* cooporating. Still, smile for the camera! LOL
Taking down the ornaments.
Jivin' to the Charleston... it makes it kind of difficult to be-moan
the loss. =)
I will leave you with this picture of the beautiful snow-covered hills and calm stream
and the one below of the moon rising
The beautiful moon rising over the hills.
I know this isn't the most edifying post ever, but I really wanted to share our Christmas with you. I hope you enjoyed the pictures. =) God bless you !
Love in Christ,