In other news, the ScrapTiffany challenge this week is to scrap your holiday traditions. I've realized recently that getting a fresh tree is a tradition that I've enjoyed since I was a kid and is onethat I am no where near ready to give up (no matter how many times Scott says, "have you seen how real artificial trees look these days?"). Here is my layout with a few photos from this year's trip to Home Depot to get our fresh tree. Even though it is the Home Depot lot and not a trip to the mountains, the kids are so excited and the smell of fresh pine reminds me so much of Christmas.
I've had the O Christmas Tree shaped title in my head for a while now and have been itching to use these October Afternoon papers since I laid eyes on them. Go on over to ScrapTiffany and check out all the wonderful holiday traditions each of the designers shared.
I have a few other Christmas photos to play with. We went to see Santa for the first time this year. He was set up at the outdoor mall play area that we go to all the time so I figured the kids would be comfortable with the location. We got there minutes before noon when they opened and already there was a line. They both waited relatively patiently, although Little Man made me carry him he whole time and Little Miss was dancing around in excitement. Once we got to the front of the line they both got very shy. They got onto Santa's lap and no one cried, but there werent any big smiles either.
Little Man barely looked up long enough for the photographer to snap 3 shots.
When Santa asked Little Miss what she wanted for Christmas she said, "uuuummmmmmm" and tapped her finger on her chin.
I realized this was going to take a while and there was a LONG line behind us so I said, "The thing about Little Miss is that she is not very materialistic." And Santa said, "Oh, so you would be happy with anything nice." I think she might have been a little disappointed that she couldnt come up with something she really wanted (think A Christmas Story but with a really nice Santa) and so I explained to her that Santa was magic and even if she didnt tell him what she wanted he would be able to pick out things that she would love. I think I sold it :)