Ok....this is our Christmas tree...my very 1st BIG Pre-Lit beautiful Christmas tree...I bought it last year after Christmas and got a really good deal............little Shado loves to sleep under the tree, but in his puppy dog fashion, chewed off some of the lower lights..UGH! Ok...I can live with that...just the lower branches are OUT....then, you can't see them in this picture, but I have the cutest little teddy bears all over the branches Um...yes you can just imagine...I found 5 bears in the snow outside!!! It was the dogs! I saved the little bear lives.. (and the dogs lives too) but now the bears are ALL in the middle to the top of the tree..oh yes, we have red and silver beaded garland....You guessed it....the dogs chewed the beads up on the lower branches..GOOD GRIEF!......Picture this..a big beautifully decorated (thank you Kristi) pre-lit Christmas tree now totally re-decorated looking a bit out of order and lopsided with decorations only middle to the top......these dogs are worse than my kids ever were! Yes, there's more .. So...then...last night Shado was chewing a bone under the tree and all of a sudden he yipped, flew up and ran down the hall.....yup, you guessed it, he chewed through live wires from the beautiful big pre lit tree! He had the SHOCK of his little life....but never fear...the tree is still lit and the dog still alive...WHEW! Wires wrapped in electrical tape and doggy chillin with his friend Jack! Dogs, you can't live with them and ya can't live without them!
This is Max at Grandma Schroeder's...we went over to the nursing home and decorated her little
room with this cute little tree...I made the ornaments..they have pictures of her family...she really seemed to like it...she is in her own little world and doesn't quite know what this is all about, but Gary visited with her yesterday and her tree was still decorated and lit...we were wondering if her roommate would pick at it...so far so good!
Oh how I love Christmas and all it brings...we have been so blessed this year with some fantastic Christmas Events to bring on the Christmas Spirit...we had tickets to 1st Presidency Message (great seats), Forgotten Carols, Sunday morning Spoken Word and Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert with guest singer Natalie Cole (fantastic seats....very inspirational), Christmas Carol in Bountiful (thank you Staci & Trevor)......then...fun shopping (black friday hahaha), eating, decorating, being with family etc etc etc.....The Schroeder's wish you and your families a Very Merry Christmas...make these special days something to remember. We all, especially the Schroeders, have lots of struggles, challenges and discouragements...but you can make any day great inspite of what roadblocks are in your way.....keep positive and laugh...things are never as bad as they seem....most of all...make the memories..they last forever!