A family traditon for the past 12 years now is decorating for Christmas immediately following the Turkey dinner. We always decorate the family tree with the kids the Friday morning after Thanksgiving. Since we have done this for so many years now the kids remember it and can't wait to have our tree trimming party. We play a Disney Christmas album and give them their ornaments for that year and take a picture of all the kids placing their new ornament on the tree. We then proceed to hang the rest of the kids' ornaments one by one(which is already quite a few since they get a new one every year from grandma and grandpa too x 7 kids = a lot). They love placing them all and watching the tree get filled and come to life with all the fun ornaments. This year Noah even got all excited and had this look of pure amazement at his ornaments. I love to watch them all and see the excitement and anticipation for Christmas to come! It makes me enjoy Christmas again-at least for a moment in time. It's a joy to see their joy and I hope it lasts for a long time.
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