Sunday, January 2, 2011
Scenes from the second day
We aren't like most folks. Our Christmas preparations do not begin any time in November, not even the day after Thanksgiving. For as long as I can recall, December 1st has always been our first day of holiday cheer. What this means, though, is that rarely do we get our tree until the 2nd weekend of December. In fact, I can recall, on more than one occasion, not getting our tree even until the 3rd weekend in December.
For this reason, we are never in a huge hurry to "undecorate" after Christmas. Our decorations always stay up until after the first of the New Year.
So, guess what today was...
Aside from it being January 2nd, it was also the day to take down the tree:
I pulled on my special Valentine's Day knee socks ($2.49 special at Kohl's):
...and got to work. Ornaments were pulled down from the tree:
Our personalized license plates were put into their special box until next year:
Holiday mugs were wrapped carefully:
The Santa collection was carefully packed away:
as were the snowmen:
The Christmas penguins were unplugged and removed from their front porch position of prestige:
Then it was time to carry the tree out to the awaiting pasture crowd:
Kai was the quickest to come and investigate:
Chester was close behind:
Beau, last but not least, was a bit more cautious:
But he, too, warmed quickly to the big, edible treat:
Before the final holiday box was closed this afternoon, Roxy decided to give the Santa hat and beard one last try:
I think she's happy the holidays are over, don't you?: