It is the traditional weekend to put up the Christmas tree and outdoor decorations. Also to get all the outdoor furniture and rugs up and stored for the winter. There are great memories that I have in getting all the decorations out and put on the tree each Christmas. It becomes a day of nostalgia as te house fills with music and the lights go up.
Jenna is my energy for doing this each year. Her enthusiasm is a great motivator for all. Susan and Ellen reluctantly place a few decorations around the house to show support. Paul was smart this weekend and got out of town with a after Thanksgiving trip to Columbus.
It will be about 20- 40 man hours total (decorating and tearing down) effort for one month of beauty. But it gets us all in the Christmas spirit - which is the joy and celebration that makes it all worth the effort.
December is almost here - decorate in good cheer!