The countdown begins! Next week our girls and our only son will be coming home for the holidays. George and I are preparing for the basic requests. We have always had a very tall, real Christmas Tree and if you ask Andi, our oldest daughter, soon to be a mother, the tree would never be tall enough. Since early November she has reminded us to find THE TREE before she gets home. In earlier years, the tree went up on her birthday, 12/13. Now the tree goes up as soon as all get home…has even been as late as 12/23/14.
STEP Four: Wait for our family to all be home. Now I have always pictured George and I having a glass of wine, listening to our favorite Christmas Carols as we watch our children decorate the tree…REALITY: We all watch and instruct George as he puts on the lights after he has worked to securely anchor the monster tree in the stand…he is not usually singing holiday cheer at this point. It has sometimes taken hours to decorate the tree as we often get side tracked…but before Christmas EVE, the Yanok Tree will be ready for Christmas Day.