6 TBSP cocoa, 1/4 C butter, 1 C sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/3 C flour, 2 eggs, Cook 350 - 25 mins.



Tonight we put our Christmas tree up. It's our family tradition to have the entire family do it together.

Brian usually puts the lights up, the kids put up the ornaments, I rearrange the ornaments behind their back (tee hee) and then the next son in line gets to put the Angel on top of the tree.

Last year was Kazz's last year to put the angel on the tree as a child. The next time he gets to do it he'll be 21 years old. We counted the twins together last year so we thought he would be 20 when his turn came around again but the twins no longer do it together like they did when they were 2 years old. So, with Kole doing it this year and Daxx doing it next year, we have to add a year. Daxx will do it when he's 5, Vinze when he's 10, Brise when he's 14 and Kazz when he's 21...But I digress... *sigh*

This year the kids had fun decorating the tree. When we turned on the lights and topped the tree Daxx and Kole ran around the house turning off all the lights in the house. That was a hoot! Then, in the dark, I took a picture of all my boys. Even Brian smiled with his sore back. Yes, he threw his back out just before picking up Kole to top the tree. (moving the newspaper basket) That didn't matter though! Oh No! My wonderful, loving husband HAD to pick his son up, just like every year, to put the topper on the tree. He's a wonderful, wonderful, father...Always, always here for his family, us... But I digress...again...*big, happy, sigh*

Tonight was fun...A little crazy, but fun. I'm a very blessed woman. Thank you, Lord Jesus for the blessings you bestow on us.


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

That was fun. We start putting everything up the day after Thanksgiving. I loved the video. Your hubby hopefully didn't hurt his back further and I didn't see any laundry. I did see how the ornament got broken though.

Have a great day. :)

2TooManyHats said...

Yay! Ours goes up the day after Thanksgiving and everyone gets in on the action - one of my favorite parts of the Christmas season :)

Lindsey said...

So fun! Looks like a great time!

Sandi said...

what a great looking family you have :) Looks like a whole lot of fun too.

Toni said...

Looking good. I see everyone starting to decorate. I usually wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving but now I am itching to decorate!

I loved the video. It is always neat to hear the voice of the blog!!!

Lisette said...

Oh how nice. I can't wait to put up the tree. It'll be fun for our 2 yr old, but I think our 1 yr old is going to have hayday!! lol. We eat on Thanksgiving at my parents', then sometimes stop at Kmart, then we come home and put on christmas music and put up the tree.

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Condo Blues said...

I don't put the tree up until at the first week of December. Even then I'm breaking Danish tradition of putting the tree up on Christmas Eve.