Christmas 2000 Decorations Are On Their Way Up

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. ~Carol Nelson

Christmas Starts With Decorating Right After Thanksgiving

Actually, the day after Thanksgiving the boxes come out and the labor of love begins!

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Eddie was here to assist in the gathering of decorations

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Dave also helped.... Which one is Dave McTevia???

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Paul collects chandeliers and the moose watches the excitement

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Every surface gets filled with goodies

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Everything has its place

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You can't see the front room from the kitchen anymore

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
We enlisted the "boys", Eddie Chartier and Dave McTevia to decorate

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
You should see the bar this year!

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
No surface is free at Christmas time

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

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Mr. Sleepy (the Sarge)

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Sarge keeps out of the way and Eddie displays his physique!

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Paul (goofing off as usual) and Dave McTevia

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Pete and Eddie and then Jonathan joins the picture

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Dave McTevia loves looking at the I Spy books

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Jonathan smiles and Cassie/Jackie look at the music boxes

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Applause please

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Summertime at Christmas in California and Sue does last minute decorating

The Christmas Tree 2000

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The tree is ready and the doggie guard is up!

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

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Dave's pickup truck

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Edith and Kat contribute to the tree

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Zachary Lind and Jonathan Liles still have their stars on the tree!

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Paul supervises Eddie

The Big Boys Do The Outside Lights

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Flower is the garden dog today
Pete reaches while Flower provides detailed instructions

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Grandpa and Cassie and JAckie

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Weasel (Jon)

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Pete does the difficult work climbing up and down the ladder many times to hand the outside lights. He does a darned good job every year so we are going to keep him coming back.

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Just a few more decorations to go!

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000

Getting Ready For Christmas 2000
Even Valentine gets in on assisting the boys!

OK... We Declare Decorating Done!