Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmassy up in Here.




We are getting ready for Christmas.  We have been listening to Christmas music, singing Christmas songs, talking about the birth of Jesus Christ and what Christmas means.  We have also been making Christmas gifts.  For Ben's freelance clients and our friends and family that live nearby we put together these yummy treats.  One of my favorite things to make this time of year is Chocolate-Peppermint Bark.  I love it and it is fun to make.  I hope the recipients of these gifts enjoy them too.  Plus, they get a cute little holiday cardinal tin.

Here's a photo of Uly hugging Ben out in the woods.  That tree that is on the right gave its life to be our Christmas tree.  Yeah, it is a tall sucker.  It is beautiful.  We are thankful for it and its sacrifice to help us celebrate Christmas.

My dad told me that when I was about Uly's age, I had learned that trees are alive.  That Christmas we went out and to cut down our tree, like we always had.  But this year, since I had learned that trees are living creatures, I didn't want him to just saw it down.  I was afraid that would hurt it.  Since I knew about  hunting, we decided that it would be a good idea if my dad would shoot the tree first.  Then once the tree had been "killed", he could cut it down.  

Oh the minds of 4 year olds...


7 comments:

Trena said...

That is the cutest story about shooting the tree. Ben looks so handsome in that picture. I love that you got a big tree. Aaron and don't have one this year (actually we never had one). Maybe next year. :)

The Mayne Attraction said...

Love the story...I agree, shooting a tree first is definitely more humane than just sawing it in two. ;-) Love looking at and reading your blog. Hope you have a great Christmas!

Katie said...

It's snowing in your blog!! I'm getting cold just looking at it! I love the tins, so martha of you.

kristina said...

ha ha you make me laugh! we had so much fun with you guys cutting trees!!!

Thorey said...

I love the picture of your peppermint bark and the tree in the background. It could be the cover to a magazine. Plus, I also love peppermint bark and made a bunch this year, too!

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Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Jess this reminds me of so many stories I heard about you. Oh that is just so cute. I could see your dad doing that just to keep you happy. Tess.