The Friday after Thanksgiving, we decided to put our Christmas tree up.
I know, I know. You are probably thinking this right now.....
Charlie Brown (seeing the ornamented branch droop to the ground): "I've killed it. AUGHH! Everything I touch gets ruined!" (he walks away, his head hanging in shame)
But with a little imagination, love, and tenderness, a Charlie Brown Christmas tree can be turned into this.....
Linus: "I never thought it was such a bad little tree." (wrapping his blanket around the base of the trunk) "It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love."
I really do love our little Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
It is covered in white and multi-colored strands of lights, although I could not get them to show up in this picture to save my life. So, you will just have to trust me that our little tree is covered in lights.
It is also covered in so many ornaments, all of which have some form of special memory attached to them.
Here are just a few pictures of some of our favorite ornaments.
I got this family ornament in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, when the boys and I took a trip there with my parents.
Isn't it sweet?
It also probably goes without saying that I got Baby Girl an ornament in Gatlinburg too, and she loves it.
I truly adore all of the ornaments on our tree for one sentimental reason or another, but if I had to pick just two that are my absolute favorites, it would have to be my two angels.
My Matthew and Daniel angels to be exact.
Everyone: "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!"
Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"