December 2, The Christmas Tree, Christmas Traditions From My Family to Yours, Jefferson County WI

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December 2

~ The Christmas Tree! ~
Christmas Traditions From My Family To Yours

in Jefferson County

 

A Little Pine Cone Experiment; Do you know why a pine cone is all tight and closed sometimes and open at other times?  Before you decorate the tree, gather a few pine cones.  If they have been in the house they will be open.  Place the pine cones in a bowl of ice water.  Now, go decorate the tree!  When you are done, check on your pine cones.  They should be all closed up tight.

 

The pine cone closes to protect the seeds during the cold winter months.

 

 

Our Christmas tree as a whole is not spectacular, stunning, or a showcase for all to observe.  Our tree is quite simple.  A tree put up to celebrate a most wondrous life to me should be just that, a celebration of life!

 

 

 

 On our tree there are ornaments of family traditions; the spider, the pickle, a Santa ornament, candy canes made to look like Rudolph, Christmas bells,...

 

 

 

 

 On our tree there are ornaments of love;  the handmade ones from my children, the gifts from the clients and families I've served for the past 30 years, the booties from both my childrens birth....

 

 

 

 

On our tree there are ornaments of remembrance; a cuckoo clock in remembrance of my grandma, a gazebo to remember my life in Nashville, A hockey player from my trip to Toronto,...

 

 

On our tree there are ornaments of family milestones; Destiny's piano, her basketball ornament, and now my newest achievement a beautiful silver key ornament that my Broker in Charge gave me at our Christmas party.

 

 

 

On our tree there is an angel and under our tree is our manger to remind us to keep our faith guiding us in what we do, how we life and what Christmas is really all about.

 

 And it is not just what is on our tree, but the entire ritual of going out and selecting the tree to that final moment when the lights are turned on.

 

 

Our Christmas tree as a whole is not spectacular, stunning, or a showcase for all to observe.  Our tree is quite simple.  A tree put up to celebrate a most wondrous life to me should be just that, a celebration of life!

 

 

 

Along with our usual Christmas books, one of my favorite childrens books is Ellie the Evergreen.  I am not going to tell you a whole lot about it, so you will

just have to buy it!   ;-).

 

 

 

December 2

~ The Christmas Tree! ~
Christmas Traditions From My Family To Yours

in Jefferson County

 

 

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Laura S. Baker
(920) 728-4118

 

 

              
Realtor, First Weber Group
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Laura Baker is a Wisconsin Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the South Central Wisconsin area; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice.

To find all available homes for sale

in the South Central Wisconsin, please visit http://www.LauraBaker.FirstWeber.com

Call Laura S. Baker TODAY at 920-728-4118

 

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Evelyn Johnston
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It sounds like your Christmas Tree is perfect to me! All about your life and the things that matter to you and your family!

Dec 02, 2014 01:37 PM #1
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 Good morning Sunshine! Christmas trees are one of those collecting decorating challenges that are so personal. Some look like they just came out of Nordstrom's while others, well, they are what they are.

Dec 02, 2014 05:36 PM #2
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Laura.  A tree is just a tree until you start putting loving decorations on it to make it yours.

Dec 02, 2014 07:35 PM #3
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Laura, it is nice seeing you back more in the rain, or at least when I am around!

Dec 02, 2014 10:56 PM #4
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
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I think your Christmas tree has everything it needs to make the holiday special

Dec 02, 2014 11:33 PM #5
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Juli Vosmik
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I did NOT know that about pine cones, Laura.  I have a few sitting new the fireplace and am going to try the ice water thing.  Like you, I can't wait to pull out the ornaments every year to remember when or where I got them, who gave them to me, whatever - great memories. 

Dec 03, 2014 07:17 AM #6
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Sharon Lee
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Laura-I love your traditions with your tree, The key from your broker is really extra special, I did not know that about pinecones either

Dec 04, 2014 02:09 AM #7
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Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
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Thank you so much Evelyn Johnston!

Or they sparkle and glow with changing colors Michael Thornton!  ;-).

That it is Conrad Allen, and each one as unique as the family that is decorating it.

Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, you not blogging regularly?  Please don't say that!  You are my idol!!!  If you don't, how can I ever get back to regular?  Wait, I've never really been regular!  ;-).

Thank you so much Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert!

Dec 04, 2014 09:29 PM #8
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Laura S. Baker
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Let me know how it goes Juli Vosmik!  I hope you have fun!

Give it a try Sharon Lee!  It really is pretty cool!

Dec 04, 2014 10:07 PM #9
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Laura, yes I am...each day, every day :-)

Dec 04, 2014 10:59 PM #10
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Laura S. Baker
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Schwew!  I am so glad to hear that Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647!  And shame on my for not stopping by more often.  I'll fix that!  :-).

Dec 04, 2014 11:06 PM #11
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No guilt Laura...it is all good!

Dec 04, 2014 11:12 PM #12
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Laura S. Baker

Christmas trees are th eway to go. My son has oursfull of musky lures. Very dangerous tree

Dec 26, 2014 10:56 PM #13
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Laura S. Baker
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Lol! Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459 , now that would be a tree to see!  Merry Christmas Tom!

Dec 27, 2014 09:07 AM #14
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