As tradition merits, setting up the Christmas Tree always ushers in the beginning of the Christmas season. Setting up our gigantic tree (it is a 12 footer) is always quite the chore and therfore takes a small army to do. Well, the six of us made up that small army and between all of us we did the deed. Now the season can officially start...
Mom stabilizes the antique ladder so Ben isn't killed in this process while Dad relays the ribbon from Ben to David (who'd have thought the boys would be the decorators of the family).
Jenn steps in to save the tree and make it presentable.
and I pose for mom's sake so she can take a picture of me (but really, I did help too!)
...and ta da!!!! Here it is--our magnificent and beautiful Christmas Tree.