While we waited for them to shake the tree, put it in a net and secure it to the top of the car, we took some cousin pictures!
Once it was securely tied to the top of the car, we took a silly family picture...there were just enough spots!
That weekend also kicked off the holiday season at the local park. Our Pastor was asked to bless the Nativity Scene at the park and the school chorus (that Ben is a part of) was asked to sing at the blessing. So we went and watched Ben sing and he did great! Then we looked around at all the decorations at the park.
Some of you may be surprised that a Nativity was allowed at a public park (sad times that it would be surprising to have that), but it was set up in a fenced off and specified "Freedom of Religion" space, which sadly also included a large Atheist sign that was rather obnoxious. Luckily, the chorus had enough singers to stand right in front of the sign and completely cover it for the blessing :)