Saturday, December 20, 2008
"Simple beauty"...... Today our holiday company began arriving. My sister-in-law Jackie, & my niece Kylee flew down from a snowy Seattle, to help me get ready for our big family Christmas!....Her husband & sons, along with other members of our family will all be gathering for quite the celebration!...We haven't all been together for the holidays in 15 years, so I thought we were overdue! .....and luckily everyone agreed!......I am usually the lady who needs to have everything in order, having every task done & wanting the house to be perfect for my guests!...But this year, I have decided to ease up a bit. I am going to enjoy my holiday & all my guests,.... even though things are far from being completed!.....I am welcoming help, & in fact realizing, that getting everyone involved is actually allowing each person to truly experience the holiday!...So the first task tomorrow morning is our "Christmas tree"......the tree is up & lit, but not decorated.....so after breakfast, we will be turning on the carols, with a coffee cup in one hand & an ornament in the other & "decorating our tree"..... I am hoping,....that by getting us all involved, & letting go of perfection, that the tree we create, will be the one that is remembered not only for it's beauty, but for the experience itself.......Heidi XO
P.S. Am posting some of my favorite trees!.....
What a wonderful tree for any little boy!....The "farm animals" & "picket fence".....so perfect!