Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Start of Christmas 2014

At my house the Christmas trees go up early,maybe too early for some,but I like to have them up early and then once December 26 rolls around,I am ready to turn my house back to normal.
This year it was on November 7th that Steve and Kai came over to help set up my two trees.I need to clarify this,I put the trees where I wanted them and put the ribbon on them,Kai did all the decorating and as she put it,'Daddy can just sit there and watch'. 
Well Steve found something to do,he grabbed my camera and took a few shots while she worked.

That intense look on her face says that each ornament,no matter how small,must be hung at just the right place.


This little Reindeer has been in my home for many years and always gets a special spot on the tree.After the decorating is done,it becomes a game to see where the reindeer will be hiding and what may be in it's mouth.


Just to prove that the reindeer can open it's mouth when you squeeze his cheeks.

 This is tree one with red and white .

And tree two with pink and white.


The trees came pre-lit and even the bases are pretty.The lights flicker and make it look like stars twinkling.


This is a close-up of the stars in the base.


Whether you are preparing for Christmas or Thanksgiving in the US or any other event,remember:
Invest the time,talent and resources God has given you this day.

26 comments:

  1. These are so festive and what fun to see your granddaughter enjoying this time with you.

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  2. i usually put my 2 little trees up the day after TG and the past 3 years left them up until Feb... this year i may just do one. i like both of yours and i have those little bright pink balls for my tree to.. last year i used silver and white and left the pink in the box, enjoy your trees and you have one precious and pretty decorator there.

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  3. What beautiful trees and what a cutie pie Kai is...she did a fabulous job! My MIL made some of those cute little needlepoint reindeer years ago and gave them them to my boys...of course their mouths were full of something too!

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  4. Kai obviously takes her decorating job very seriously, but the results show what a great job she did. We'll start putting up our Christmas decorations up next week.

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  5. You are really early with your tree, though I have seen quite a few up around here already too. I can't even believe Thanksgiving is next week let alone Christmas coming up.

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  6. Great photos which are inspiring me to get a tree down from the attic, but I'll wait until after Thanksgiving.

    Your trees are lovely. My late M-I-L made similar ornaments like your reindeer and they had Hershey's kisses in them.

    Happy Holidays dear Ruth.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  7. I always love to se Kai and the way she is growing up. Such a lovely granddaughter you have there Ruth. Love both your trees and especially Kai decorating them and the shots of the stars are just great.

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  8. Kai is such a special girl! And so photogenic. The trees are beautiful. Love the color schemes of both.

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  9. I have never seen anything like these amazing trees! And sure enough, the cute reindeer opens his mouth! Kai is growing so much. And getting prettier all the time. She was so little when I first saw her. Oh, those big blue eyes...

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  10. Love your trees. And your granddaughter is extra-special.

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  11. That's a great idea. It's always more fun to have the tree up before Christmas and you can enjoy it longer. Kai did a wonderful job with the trees. Diane

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  12. Beautiful trees and beautiful decorator! Love the demonstration with the reindeer!

    I haven't put up my tree yet, but I put up a large Christmas village, so have been working on that. Since I pick up Sydney from kindergarten 3 days a week, she's been helping. She has some very definite ideas of where things should go--who would have thought a 5-year-old could be so opinionated!

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  13. Lovely granddaughter....that image of her looking at the tree, eyes full of wonder....beautiful.

    Cute reindeer.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  14. Ruth, you are indeed an early bird!

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  15. I think it's wonderful that your granddaughter helps you decorate your trees…She is so adorable and the trees are beautiful….

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  16. i love the reindeer ... we have plenty of those ... or very similar. they are too cute. your granddaughter is too cute. what a great helper. ( :

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  17. Your granddaughter is just so adorable. I love the look of concentration in her eyes. Your trees are looking fine!

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  18. Gorgeous trees---both of them. It's neat that you have such great HELP to decorate your trees... Love those pictures of Kai.... She is such a beautiful young lady.

    I usually decorate right after Thanksgiving (27th) --but this year I hope to decorate a little earlier since we will be gone the week after Thanksgiving. I want to come home from our vacation to an already decorated home!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  19. that is fun to hide the frog and then try finding it. Your grand daughter looks like she loved helping with the decorations. Have a great weekend.

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  20. Hi Ruth, What a great post! Kai is so sweet! And you are a lucky lady to have someone decorate your Christmas trees. It is really neat to see you are set for the season. Two trees at that ... I love it! John

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  21. your trees are beautiful ruth!! it's so refreshing to see someone else with their trees up early. kai is just adorable!!!

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  22. Your words are so right on!! Looks like you had some wonderful help and might I add...she is precious! Beautiful trees!! I'm with you...on the 26th, it's time to get back to the norm...
    hugs.

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  23. Kai is an excellent tree-decorator! I like that little reindeer - I bet it's the most popular ornament. Happy Thanksgiving, Ruth.

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  24. ...thanks, Ruth for visiting I'd Rather B Birdin'

    Wishing you a happy holiday.

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  25. Decorating early is a GOOD idea, bringing joy and festivity into your house as the daylight hours grow shorter. By December 27th the days have already begun to be longer so there's new hope for more light and spring. :)

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