Tree’s done!

Jack Skellington holds the last strand of lights. Here he will stay for the Christmas Day party and the New Year!

Jack Skellington holds the last strand of lights. Here he will stay for the Christmas Day party and the New Year!

I finished the tree today! Yep started the lights day after thanksgiving, damn I work quick!

It is loaded with 500 C-9 LED lights and hundreds upon hundreds of ornaments. In this photo the ornaments are hard to see but it is beautimus!

We have a tradition of hosting a chosen family Christmas each year. There will be 28 of us this year. It is a close group of friends whose families live elsewhere. It’s a wonderful party with delicious food, a free flowing bar, lots of champagne ( Martinellis for me) and a hilarious gift exchange. The gift exchange can get downright vicious. Each year has a theme. This year it’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and the gifts are to be at least $50 in cost, something that you yourself would want to take home for yourself and are to be something unexpected. The goal is that all the gifts get stolen and the laughter flowing.

I fully believe in family. Family can be blood, family can be chosen. For us thanksgiving is blood, Christmas is chosen. We are a group who loves and supports each other. Many of us for more than 20 years now. I love my family, ALL of my family.

Cheers to love, cheers to family!

5 thoughts on “Tree’s done!

  1. IT’S FABULOUS! (as is jack)

    I have my 40 hr/week family (my co-workers), my online family (boyfriends and knit/crochet social group friends), and spouse and cats. blood family (highly toxic) was written off a long time ago. and I am content with that.

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