Don't judge me please. I'm not one of those people that puts up a tree in November and then completely skips over Thanksgiving. I promise.
It's just that winters seem so long....so cold...so wet...and so lonely at times, that having a tree up helps with the winter blues.
Monday night, after a failed attempt last Friday, was the night we finally got it all out.
I couldn't believe how quickly we got it done. Proof my kids are growing up quickly, and know better how to do this stuff than I do. Next year, I'll sit by the fire with a cup of coffee and give orders!
They even walked around with the camera snapping away. Which means that Mom got to be in some of the photos!
At this rate, we could have a few more trees around the house! (I'm only kidding, my Love!")
(Speaking of more than one tree.....Are you one of those people? You know...the ones that have a tree in every room of the house?! If so, please explain this to me....I find it very confusing.)
Liberty looking a little bit like a character from bible times......
Me, being very thankful for free, picture editing websites. I've aged quite a bit in the last few years....that complexion smoother deal is a blessing!
With 4 girls in this house, each within 5 years of another, it's amazing how different they are.
Personalities ringing out....sometimes accompanied with a little attitude.....but each so very precious to me.
So, there you have it. A Christmas tree is up and twinkling in this little village in a cold, dark, rainy northern Portugal. Only confirms to our neighbors that we are indeed, the crazy Americans!
Oh, and speaking of being Americans.....yesterday we were invited, Michael and I, to go to Trinity and Justices school next Wednesday morning to talk to the students about the American holiday, Thanksgiving! And then today, we were invited to go to the Jr/Sr high school and do the same thing! What an opportunity this is!! Be praying for us, would you?