Last Saturday, Emma did a family shoot at a tree farm in Santa Paula. The family wanted photos of themselves cutting down their Christmas tree -- isn't that the cutest idea? While they were there, Emma texted and asked if we would like a tree, too - they had room for two! Since we were planning on going to Lowe's that afternoon to get our tree, we gladly answered YES! She brought us home a big, beautiful tree -- fresh and fragrant.
The next evening, some elves came and decorated. We gave each of the kids an ornament, which has been our custom every year as the kids were growing up (you're never too old - I plan to continue the tradition). Nick and Emma put theirs on our tree, while Drew and Stephanie took theirs home to place on their own very first tree. :-)
I made our traditional "tree decorating" dinner of chili and cornbread, plus pear crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert. It was a delightful evening! Everything is always way more fun with these four. :-)