Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I set Lucy loose!

Don't laugh...this could happen to you one day!

Don't let the tree fool ya...we had a wonderful Christmas time here. Believe it or not I have made peace with this little twig of a tree that my husband and son brought home for the daughter and I to decorate.

I will not lie, I grumbled and complained like you would not believe and not to mention a lot of laughter that ended with, "Are you two serious?" I honestly thought they were joking with me and that any moment now the real tree would be pulled in from the from the front porch. No such luck.

As I told the daughter, any one can take a perfectly beautiful tree and make it more beautiful but it takes real talent and some love to make something like this beautiful. For a brief moment, my husband and son became Charlie Brown and the daughter and I turned into Lucy!

Our attitudes can make or break a family time quicker than anything I know of and so I quickly, (Thank-you Lord) turned my Lucy attitude around, and I must say, this little spindly tree ended up becoming my favorite thing to end and start my day with. We hung all silver and crystal ornaments on to it's limp little branches along with 3000 strands of tinsel and it really ended up looking pretty adorable.

It's not about the tree, but the Saviour
It's not about the shopping, but the giving
It's not about the running around, but the being in the moment
We did less decorating and more living this Christmas.
I enjoyed more time in His word and praising Him through it all.

It was a wonderful Christmas in this household, that is.... as soon as I let Lucy go.

We were going to add candy canes to it, but everyone said, "no~ it's to elegant for that." I agreed.

Although.... never hurts to have a back up plan.

Happy Birthday Jesus, and thank-you for cleaning us up as well...from the inside out.



Tonya said...

interesting. we had two for the dinning room and one for the family room. can you believe i wanted to keep the one in the dinning room bare, but gave in to a few red icecycles (sp)and lights. nothing else.

the one in the family room had candy canes, ice cycles (can't figure out the spelling of that word tonight) and garland and lights. nothing else.

i didn't want any balls because when i read the history behind all that stuff, i wanted to keep it to a minimum.

and it was nice to not have to stress out about trying to decorate. i could enjoy the season and most importantly remember that Jesus was and is always thinking of i want to do.

so i see the beauty in your tree and i see the love.

K'sKronicles said...

Chris...I Love your tree! I didn't even put a tree up this year..I too took more time for enjoying the Season, I didnt need or want all the extra work..and I am so glad cause now I dont have all the work putting it away..Happy New Year!


Jessie said...

I loved this post and the Charlie Brown tree was adorable.

Lynette said...

It is about so much more than a tree. I am sure that with that amount of must have looked stunning.

Wishing you and your loved ones a stunning 2011.


Debbie said...

I hope your family had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a great 2011.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Such a sweet post, and LOVE the puppy dog photo!!! Thanks so much for the visit (and the Follow)! :) Hope to see you again soon.

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

hehehe, so fun. At least it makes for a cute blog post. I think you made it look great.

Happy New Year to you and your family.


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