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Harry & Heidi's mom
27th November 2005, 07:14 PM
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Just put our tree up, has anyone else got there decorations up yet??

Heather & Harry

ps got a photo of harry infront of the tree can anyone put it online for me?

Cavalier Mom
27th November 2005, 08:06 PM
Yup!!! Got the tree up yesterday!! icon_banana This is Molly's first Christmas ever and she is really facinated with all the trimmings I have around the house. She really liked chewing on the boxes I store the decorations in. :lol: The other two dogs slept through the whole process until I did some decorating outside and all three of them hanged over the back of the couch watching me throught the front window. They were so cute!

Harry & Heidi's mom
27th November 2005, 08:18 PM
yeahy it's Harry's first christmas to!!!!

Ste
27th November 2005, 08:19 PM
I'm not putting mine up for another couple of weeks as i'm putting it in the livingroom this year and i'm sure the cats will be swinging from the tree non stop :D


If you want me to post your pic email it to me at stephenmountaineATmsnDOTcom

Sub @ for AT and . for DOT :lol:

Harry & Heidi's mom
27th November 2005, 08:27 PM
thanks, they are on their way!

Ste
27th November 2005, 08:33 PM
And here he is icon_thumbsup Your Christmas tree is very luxurious looking altogether icon_heartthrob


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/steom/Picture1309.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/steom/Picture1305.jpg

Harry & Heidi's mom
27th November 2005, 08:40 PM
thanks for posting the pictures,

the tree is mainly decorated by my kids, i put the lights on they do the rest!! comes out looking great every time!

Sweet Toby
28th November 2005, 01:41 AM
I sure wish I had my decorations up so quickly. Last year Sweet Toby was just a pup so we didn't put one up but this year will be his first tree! I have the wrong time on here, I have to find out the way to change it. It is really 7:40 p.m. here in PA.

WoodHaven
28th November 2005, 02:39 AM
I believe posting time is in Grenich mean time.... That means that it should be 5 hours ahead of "your" time in PA and 6 hours ahead of my time in Chicago. Sandy

Linda
28th November 2005, 04:53 AM
Boy oh Boy you gals have your tree up already, it is still November.
Do you take it down quickly or leave it up until Jan 10th.
I am not planning on putting mine up until Dec 11th and I thought that
was early.
Of course having 5 little toddlers running around helps influence me
putting it up a little later.

Harry & Heidi's mom
28th November 2005, 07:25 PM
it's a family tradition (sad reason behind it) to have the tree up for the 1st of december, but as i work full time i'm at work on the 30th of november so they had to go up yesterday when i was off, and it just "felt" right to have it up, as it was snowing!!!!!!

Linda
28th November 2005, 07:47 PM
it's a family tradition (sad reason behind it) to have the tree up for the 1st of december, but as i work full time i'm at work on the 30th of november so they had to go up yesterday when i was off, and it just "felt" right to have it up, as it was snowing!!!!!!

I am sorry if I imposed or brought you sad memories, I just honestly
get tired of it after 3 weeks. Please don't get me wrong I love Christmas
and all the decorating but somehow when you do daycare from your
home the little hands get everywhere.

I am happy that it was snowing while you were putting it up, that surely
makes it feel like Christmas.
Each year my kids make a new ornament to place on the tree it has been
something I have been doing with them since they were babies.
I wonder what they will make this year, we sometimes look at my sister-in-law's tree which is trimmed to perfection and wonder what meaning
is behind each ornament. What is important to my family is all the memories that went into making them.

Linda
28th November 2005, 08:04 PM
Forgot to mention your tree is gorgeous, along with your little ones.
Bet they are excited, how old are they ??????????

rory
28th November 2005, 09:50 PM
We might go get a tree this weekend, but Christmas is down in San Diego this year so we won't be here for the actual day. But it's stil nice to have a tree for December!

Karlin
29th November 2005, 01:04 AM
Tree, kids and cav all lovely! :lol:

We had a little snow here in Dublin last week too; lots came down but none stuck. The dogs liked eating it though when I gave them little handfuls. I am waiting for a good snow to take them up to the mountains to run around in it.

Stephen last year Quincy kept leaping into the tree with all three legs :roll: ; he was only about 7 months then. I'm hoping we won't have a repeat this year as he knocked it over a couple of times! :shock: Fortunately the dogs did no leg-raising... :lol:

Cathy T
29th November 2005, 03:34 AM
We might go get a tree this weekend, but Christmas is down in San Diego this year so we won't be here for the actual day. But it's stil nice to have a tree for December!

And I won't be in San Diego, dang!!! I am leaving on the 27th to go to South Carolina and see my whole family (all 17 of us!!). Give Rory merry christmases hugs and kisses from Shelby and Jake and let's definitely get together the next time you are down this way.

Linda
29th November 2005, 06:01 AM
We might go get a tree this weekend, but Christmas is down in San Diego this year so we won't be here for the actual day. But it's stil nice to have a tree for December!

And I won't be in San Diego, dang!!! I am leaving on the 27th to go to South Carolina and see my whole family (all 17 of us!!). Give Rory merry christmases hugs and kisses from Shelby and Jake and let's definitely get together the next time you are down this way.

Wow Cathy
That sure is a big family you have their, isn't it wonderful when everyone
all gets together at the holidays. Kind of reminds me of the Waltons ;)

rory
29th November 2005, 06:11 AM
We might go get a tree this weekend, but Christmas is down in San Diego this year so we won't be here for the actual day. But it's stil nice to have a tree for December!

And I won't be in San Diego, dang!!! I am leaving on the 27th to go to South Carolina and see my whole family (all 17 of us!!). Give Rory merry christmases hugs and kisses from Shelby and Jake and let's definitely get together the next time you are down this way.

Oh well. Rory won't be able to play anyway -- he'll still be on restricted activity. That is a big family!!! Sounds like fun. ;)

Fi
29th November 2005, 08:51 AM
Lovely tree and pics, thanks for posting them.... i always put my tree and decorations up the Saturday before teh 11th December so the 7th Dec this year!

Harry & Heidi's mom
29th November 2005, 10:11 AM
the reason we put our tree up so early is when my gran was dying my mum put it up early for her, she died on the 1st of december, and our tree fell over the same time my gran died, so we always have our decorations up for the 1st, i still do it even though my gran died before i was born!

my kids are 5 and 9, and are starting to get excited for santa coming, next year i'm taking them to Lapland as i think it will be the last year my daughter "believes" :(

linda, i didn't feel offended ;) and my tree stays up until the middle of jan, as i hate the rooms feeling so bare once all the decorations are down icon_whistling

Fi
29th November 2005, 10:19 AM
Ah that is a lovely story behind putting the tree up, my story isnt as special, my X's birthday is the 11th Dec and we always liked to have it up for his Bth.

I have to take it down on teh 6th Jan, as suspicion prevents me leaving it up any longer!!!!

My Mother was highly suspicious, and to this day alot of her beliefs ahve stuck!!

edel
29th November 2005, 11:26 AM
Thats like me, my birthday is on the 12th December and we always put the tree up a few days before then. At the moment we have a fake tree and i absolutely hate it so im going to try and get a real one this year. Nothing beats the smell of a real tree.

petitchien
29th November 2005, 12:17 PM
Hi all,

We always put up our tree on the 8th Dec and take it down on Little Christmas the 6th Jan .... of course if it was up to my husband we'd have it up now ..... his birthday is the 23 Dec and he likes to have a long celebration/festive season !!

We have a really nice fake tree and I want to keep that, especially with this being Gizmo's first Christmas and if that gets wrecked then we can always go "natural" next year .... HOWEVER, hubbie wants a real tree as he likes the smell aswell .... personally pot pourri / candles have the same effect .....

Should be interesting what happens .... Hey - MAYBE we'll have two trees????

Linda
29th November 2005, 07:55 PM
the reason we put our tree up so early is when my gran was dying my mum put it up early for her, she died on the 1st of december, and our tree fell over the same time my gran died, so we always have our decorations up for the 1st, i still do it even though my gran died before i was born!

my kids are 5 and 9, and are starting to get excited for santa coming, next year i'm taking them to Lapland as i think it will be the last year my daughter "believes" :(

linda, i didn't feel offended ;) and my tree stays up until the middle of jan, as i hate the rooms feeling so bare once all the decorations are down icon_whistling

That is so touching, God bless your gran.
I am sure she is lookin down at enjoying your tree.
My kids don't believe at all anymore, but of course they pretend just
so they can get their stockin filled and a gift from Santa, as a child
my mother never wrapped Santa gifts. I have carried that tradition on
but my sister-in-law has always wrapped them. I always told my kids
Santa has to many kids to bring gifts to and can't wrap them. When they
were younger they were always a little confused as to why their cousins
Santa gifts were Wrapped icon_banana icon_banana icon_banana

Glad you didn't think I was being snoopy, sometimes special memories
are hard.

Jo B
29th November 2005, 08:49 PM
We also put our tree on the 10th and take it down after the 6th of Jan.

I cant wait for Christmas this year icon_whistling Im getting a cavalier for my christmas present off my other half and I cant wait to collect her icon_banana icon_banana icon_banana icon_banana

Im worse than a kid :lol:

Linda
29th November 2005, 09:00 PM
We also put our tree on the 10th and take it down after the 6th of Jan.

I cant wait for Christmas this year icon_whistling Im getting a cavalier for my christmas present off my other half and I cant wait to collect her icon_banana icon_banana icon_banana icon_banana

Im worse than a kid :lol:

icon_yikes icon_yikes icon_yikes icon_yikes icon_yikes icon_yikes
You sure are a lucky gal, what are getting a bleinham, tri, ruby or black and tan.
What more could a gal want, your gettin spoiled and we know who
else will be ????????????? icon_whistling icon_whistling icon_whistling

Maxxs_Mummy
29th November 2005, 09:11 PM
We also put our tree on the 10th and take it down after the 6th of Jan.

I cant wait for Christmas this year icon_whistling Im getting a cavalier for my christmas present off my other half and I cant wait to collect her icon_banana icon_banana icon_banana icon_banana

Im worse than a kid :lol:

Oh wowwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How lucky are you???? More info, news and pics please :lol:

My b.day is on the 7th and when I was a kid as it was so near to Xmas I never had many b.day parties so my dad used to insist the decs went up on my b.day to make it more special :D When we married my hubby carried on the tradition for more than a few years but now I stall for time & I think last year it was something like the 22nd :lol:

They always have to be down by twelfth night though, whatever. I'm as superstitious as you are Fi!

Harry & Heidi's mom
29th November 2005, 09:16 PM
can someone enlighten me as to why you take your decorations down by the 12th???

Karlin
29th November 2005, 11:43 PM
Twelfth Night is actually Jan 6 of the 12 days of Christmas fame. This is where it gets the name; in the Uk and Ireland it was traditional to take down the decorations on the 12th day of Christmas (Jan 6). That's a very ancient observance, probably dating to dancing and revelries to mark the end of Christmas on the 12th day.


Here is what The World Book Encyclopedia
says about the holiday "Twelfth Night":
""Twelfth Night is a Christian holiday celebrated 12 days after Christmas, on January 6.
It marks the end of the Christmas season. Christians also observe the Feast of Epiphany
on January 6. In Western Christian churches, this holiday commemorates the coming of
the wise men to the Christ child. Among Eastern Christians, Twelfth Night celebrates the
baptism of Jesus. In Italy and Spain, children still receive gifts on this day in
remembrance of the gifts the wise men brought to Jesus. In the Greek Orthodox Church,
the Blessing of the Waters takes place on January 6. In the ceremony, divers retrieve a
cross thrown into a body of water by a priest.
Twelfth Night was originally celebrated in the Middle Ages at the end of the 12 days of
Christmas. William Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night was possibly first performed
on January 6."

petitchien
30th November 2005, 10:00 AM
Yeah there are a lot of personal and "traditional" beliefs about Christmas but once it's a happy time for everyone involved I think that's the most important thing ...... "looking-for-a-friend" I'm sure you now feel a great emotion in associating your Gran with the happy and exicting task of putting up the decorations .....

For us we put them up on Dec 8th as is a national school holiday (unfortunately it stops once you leave school!!) as it's the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (only brought in by the "establishment" in the 19th century)
and like Karlin said we usually take it down on Jan 6th as that's the Feast of the Epiphany (apparently the date that the Three Wise Men brought the gold, frankincense and myrrh to Jesus)

Can't wait to get them all set up now ....... hope it snows here too at Christmas, now that would be perfect !!!

Fi
30th November 2005, 10:10 AM
I have it well sussed this year!!!! my litter is ready to go on the 10th and i am away for a few days early next week, adn my partner and the kids plan to have the decorations up for me wheni return, how stress free is that!!!!!

I love the house with decorations and i have a tree in my porch also light and flashing lights in porch, oh i cant wait, wonder what teh pups will make of it.... my they can poo!!!! i ahve never seen so much poo, but they are so clean as they really try to hold it untill they are out of their bed.....

trying to see if i can get them through the night with no feed in coming few days.... thier breakfast is gone in seconds..... then the shitting machines come into thier own!!!!!!!!!

i will really miss this litter..... they are such fun..... there is one bully! two were asleep last ngiht and he ran and jumpd ont ehm and proceded to take chunks out of thier necks, well teh screams made us all jump, so we took him to other end of room! mind u they can run fast also and he was back where he started before i could sit down!!!!!!!

dorry i digress, but i could write a book about them

Jo B
30th November 2005, 12:20 PM
icon_yikes icon_yikes icon_yikes icon_yikes icon_yikes icon_yikes
You sure are a lucky gal, what are getting a bleinham, tri, ruby or black and tan.
What more could a gal want, your gettin spoiled and we know who
else will be ????????????? icon_whistling icon_whistling icon_whistling[/quote]

I know my im very lucky my other half loves animals too :badgrin: Im so excited because I had wanted a Cavalier for ages now and this will be my first icon_whistling

Im going to call her Tara, I did have pictures but my sister deleted them and I cant get them back. She is ruby :D

I currently have two Collies who are Rescue dogs (Molly and Jodie) and two Kittens also from a Rescue Smudge and Tiny.

petitchien
30th November 2005, 12:23 PM
What gorgeous names for your pets ..... they actually conjure up impish images of them ( even without photos!! ) .... what made you choose Tara (a photo might help answer that?)

Jo B
30th November 2005, 12:26 PM
My sister deleted her photos by accident

Tara as in Tara Road icon_whistling

Fi
30th November 2005, 12:32 PM
My sister deleted her photos by accident

Tara as in Tara Road icon_whistling

:shock: :) ;) ;) ;)

Lovely name!!!! i bet you get you find the picture somewhere ;)

Jo B
30th November 2005, 12:36 PM
Cant get my photobucket account to add my photos icon_crying

Jo B
30th November 2005, 12:53 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/JoBreslin53/eaf8b419.jpg

Hope this works. Molly is the one on the left Jodie on the right

petitchien
30th November 2005, 01:08 PM
Hi Jo .....

I can't see any link/photos in your post ..... was it included? I know that I'm having trouble seeing photos on this board anyway so maybe it's me?

Fi
30th November 2005, 01:10 PM
I can see the pic, maybe refresh the page. sometimes it doesnt refresh correctly

petitchien
30th November 2005, 01:25 PM
Yup, it's my connection ..... I can see with the refresh that there's a pic there but I can't see it ....... poor me!! Shall have to use imagination ... I'm sure they are gorgeous ...