While Mama's been busy with Nutracker and then messing around in my studio, and Papa's been busy keeping the home fires burning and everyone happy and fed, inside and out....it has not been lost on a few of the Soules that the clock is ticking in on December. After a few requests to put up our tree, they decided to take matters into their own hands. With garden clippers in her hands, and a hatchet over his shoulder (a brand new gift for the newly minted six year old working man), Adelaide and Harper went deep (or not so deep) into the woods to find their own trees. I'm told they then dug around in the barn for some lights, got out some scissors and markers and tape, and set to making their own merry. With a crafty planter plus rocks serving as a tree stand. Love.
The pine needles all throughout the house? And the water spilled over the laundry? And the bits and pieces of paper and string and tape all over the floor? One hundred percent worth keeping silent about for this kind of childhood merry, absolutely. They've got the rest of us inspired too - today, we'll get our family tree. I can only hope it will have an ounce of the magic that these little trees have. With their help, I'm sure it will.