Yay, it's Christmas time!
We are so excited to celebrate the holidays this year. Helen is beginning to understand the season and we are embracing some new traditions as a family. One of my favorites is getting our tree. My parents visited us this Thanksgiving and the day after we headed out to Boyce Farms to pick out our tree. I love that they have native trees planted on their sprawling property. We picked the perfect one and Pat cut it down himself! As a city girl, this is a new and lovely experience for me.
We also decorated our mantel and made a Dried Orange Garland. It's so easy! You just slice oranges and bake them in a 200 degree oven for 2-3 hours. I let them toast a little and love how they turned a beautiful golden brown. For the finishing touch we popped corn and strung it up around the tree. I'm in love with all of it!
I thought I'd share a little video of the day. Helen loved every minute of decorating the tree and Von was his usual smiling self. I hope you enjoy!