The advent of Christmas is upon us and every year just before Thanksgiving week, I adorn the Christmas tree. For many years we had live trees and then decided a few years ago to purchase this one and it has worked out fine. I have to still have the fragrance of a live three though and so I have a bottle of Balsam Fir tree to spray on the tree before turning on the lights...shhh, but do not give me secret away~When the children came along, I would gather them up every year to select a very favorite adornment. Those were then packed away for them as they grew and then moved away from home. It is so much fun seeing those adornments now on their own trees. I have 2 on our tree that were given to me by my mother. They have been around for a few decades now...shhh, another secret~
Please allow me to introduce to you my family.
My oldest daughter is Hillary and she is to my right above. Her husby is Andrew and they have twin boys that will turn 3 in March. Their names are Cullen and Kerrick.
Next to them, is my middle daughter Brittany and she is married to Dale. They have two sons, eight year old Thomas and 3 year old Braden.
My youngest daughter is Ashleigh and she is single.
The black cat is 14 year old Spencer.
The pup-cub is 4 year old Meaka.
The blue-eyed cat was my beloved 9 year old Chloe' who died in August.
Survhee kitten came along in our lives just a couple of weeks before Chloe' passed away.
My husby Bill and I will have been married 43 years this month~
Hillary and Andrew both teach middle school in the county where we live. Hillary teaches Language Arts and Creative Writing as well teaches at the college level, at IUS 2 evenings a week. Andrew teaches Social Studies~
Brittany has just 4 more months before she has her RN degree. She also works full time at the local prison system as an LPN. Her husby Dale has his own small business.
Ashleigh is single. She lives between Los Angeles and home and is in the film industry. Pictured here with her is her best friend.... Jay Panther who is working hard toward his goal of competing in the next Winter Olympics. Watch for him on YouTube~