Getting into the Holiday Spirit!

It’s always been a tradition in my family to break out the Christmas stuff the weekend after Thanksgiving. It’s like some imaginary switch is flipped and then all of a sudden it’s all about lights, decorations, and music. 

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Especially music! Here are my loves singing along to Hallelujah” performed by Pentatonix. It’s seriously one of the most beautiful renditions I’ve ever heard and you can listen to it (and all their other amazing holiday songs) on their newest holiday album  A Pentatonix Christmas Their Christmas albums are my absolute favorite to listen to this time of year!

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The past couple years, we’ve of course involved Hadley as much as we could with everything. But this year she was especially excited to put up the tree! Before we even had all the lights on, she was already digging through the ornaments and hanging them on the tree! 

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I looked over and she had already put a bunch of them on there! I didn’t want to ruin her hard work, so I didn’t say anything. But as soon as I started stringing up the lights, she said “ornaments are in the way!” and moved them. Such a good helper. Of course, as soon as the lights were on, she was back on top of it again. 🙂

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And of course, this was Riv’s first time decorating the tree. She was pretty chill about it all, but definitely was entranced by the shiny lights! 

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Photo op! Love my girls. Hadley saw me holding up my ornament and decided to follow suit. And then there’s River, fascinated with her sissy as always. Hadley loves narrating what she’s doing in order for Riv to understand. Such a sweetheart!

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Even Lucy got into the holiday spirit! 

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Our marvelous tree! I gotta say, I’m always a bit nervous when we start, but the tree always turns out so glowy and magical in the end. I remember growing up, my mom always made sure the tree looked absolutely perfect- or pretty close to it! I don’t know if I’ll ever live up to her skills, but I do my best. 😉

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This time of year has always been so special to me and I hope my girls will grow up feeling the same way as I did (and still do). Because nothing makes me feel more in the Christmas spirit than cuddling up with my family on the couch with a good movie on, sipping hot cocoa, while the glow of the Christmas tree lights up the room. ♥

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