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93/365 - Christmas Tree

Nov 25, 2011

 

Well.. The day after Thanksgiving, so you know what that means... Time to put up the Christmas tree..

 

This is yet another tradition in the Walls household. My wife braves getting up in the attic and pulling down the decorations (only because I swear those attic steps will break under my weight).. We all get together in the living room and start separating the branches grouping them by color/letter (the boys love that part) and then the assembling begins.. I love seeing it all come together, that is the moment that instantly makes me excited.. Then we start adding the hooks to the ornaments.. I always add the beads and garlands cuz Cindy says that she can't do it right, (Honestly, there's no science to it, where it falls is where it stays in my book, but she's all about symmetry so she'd never be done.. lol)

 

THEN my favorite ornament gets put on the tree.. I've had this guy almost as long as we've lived in the house.. We all have our "special" ornament that represents us.. I picked this snowman because I LOVE the cold weather, and he's bringing gifts.. Just reminds me what this season is all about.. Giving...

 

After the ornaments are all "strategically placed,' then whoever's year it is to place the star, hops on my shoulder and we place the star on the top of the tree..

 

Have I mentioned I LOVE this time of year? What are some of your traditions?

 

Hope everyone has a happy holiday season..

 

Strobist Info:

Canon 430 EX II - 1/16 power camera right through 24" Cheetah Softbox (key)

 

Yongnuo 560 - 1/32 camera left behind the model aimed at camera bare (rim)

 

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Taken on December 15, 2011