The Embracing Home and Family Link Party #19 & Our Christmas Tree in the Barn
Hey there everyone! I’m so glad you are here! How has your week been? Are you in full-on Christmas mode? We finally got our tree up last weekend, it was such a fun time! Well, I mean aside from my husband having to drag it up the barn stairs and then back down the stairs, and then back up the stairs. His wife is unreasonable sometimes…poor man. We started putting our tree in the barn last year, and it has been so nice to have the mess out there and not in the house. We can see the lights in the window and enjoy it that way! No constant chasing the baby away from the tree…life-changing!
We put our tree in a washtub (unreasonable wife idea). Ben (my saintly husband) had the tree all cut and shimmed and in tree stand, ready to plop into the washtub. However, after he plopped it in, it just wasn’t right…it was about three inches too tall. Simply put, it just didn’t look right. He tenderly tried to convince me that the ornaments would pull the branches down and all would be well. Then he looked at my face and lugged the tree back out to cut more off of the bottom. If that isn’t love I don’t know what is! Ha!
We also didn’t have enough matching lights so we had to send the teens to Walmart to buy lights. Other than that it was smooth sailing! Haha! I am sure you all can relate. Next year I am considering a fake pre-lit tree!
I have collected Precious Moments ornaments ever since the first year my husband and I met. We have continued the tradition for each of the children and they think it’s really special. I love spending time as a family, the beauty of my 18 year old son helping my two year old is not lost on me. I realize I have something pretty special going on here. I also know these years are fleeting and it won’t be this way for too many more years. It gives me a bit of an ache in my heart.
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Thank you for another beautiful party (and tree!), Jenn, & for the feature of my homemade marshmallow recipe! Have a gorgeously beautiful week.
Thank you Suzan! Wishing you a wonderful weekend too!
Your tree looks beautiful and the space it is in is dreamy! Know that in my house the same scenario always happened. My husband was always so patient until I was happy how the tree looked. Last year we did buy a pre-lit fake one. It does make it easier, but I do miss the pine smell.
Aren’t patient husbands the best? I am so grateful! Yes, I love the fresh trees, but man do they drop needles!
Hi Jenn! You tree looks beautiful and it’s perfect in that tub. You’re so right about the kids. Mine are both teenagers and I think about it all the time. It makes my heart swell in a good and a bad way. Thanks for the party as always.
Yes, a swelling heart is a good way to put it! Prayers for the future for us both!
Beautiful tree. It’s so nice that the whole family gets involved. Merry Christmas to all.
It sure is fun to have everyone join in! Thanks for visiting!
Thank you so much for the feature, Jenn! I love seeing the photos and reading about your patient hubby! And, the galvanized tub is perfect… as is the tree!
Thank you Julie! He is incredibly patient and kind! I love the tree in the tub!
Love seeing your “hands on” family tree decorating photos, what a fun time and memories! thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!
Debra, Thank you so much for joining us!
Loved your family pictures Jenn! Enjoy those special moments but try not fret too much! Yes, things will change in a few years but take it from a mom whose oldest is almost 30…they change but they are equally as wonderful! You have a beautiful family, beautiful tree, and beautiful times ahead. Thanks for hosting and thanks for the pictures. Have a great weekend.
Denise, thank you so much for that encouragement! Change is hard, isn’t it? I love your testimony that the future is wonderful too! You are a blessing!
This is what I featured the week of 11-30 to 12-4-2020 on my blog. On Tuesday was Christmas Spirit Sugar Cookies. Wednesday saw Christmas Almond Balls. Thursday was Cherpumple Cake. And winding up Christmas specials was Turkey Ham and Cheese Strata. Enjoy!
It all sounds delightful Marilyn! Thank you!
It seriously melts my heart just looking at the pictures of you guys decorating the tree! It’s so pretty and I know the barn must be a magical place come Christmas morning. I love that your oldest helps your youngest, the teens pitch in to grab more lights and your husband makes sure you have a tree you love. It’s such a testament to your family bond. Thanks so much for hosting each week and for sharing these peeks into your life. Big hugs, CoCo
You have a lovely gift with words! Thank you for visiting and for your encouragement! Have a great weekend!
Beautiful tree and lovely family photos. Thanks for hosting….
You are welcome! Thank you for coming!
What a beautiful space you have there and such a gorgeous tree! Looking at your sweet family photos brought back childhood memories of decorating our real Christmas trees with my six siblings. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Hi Marie, Oh I love to hear about you coming from a large family! Merry Christmas to you too!
What a special moment between your boys. And what a beautiful tree…sounds like true love to me! 😉 Thanks for hosting, and have a great weekend Jennifer!
Hi Marielle, Thank you for coming, hope your weekend was wonderful!
You’re little story is too funny! Sounds like lots of fun though, and I love the set up of your tree! Looks like a really nice spot for the family to gather, and spend time together.
Thank you, yes, we love the space, truly a blessing! Thank you for coming to the party!