Our Trees (plural)
Have I ever mentioned that I love, love, love Christmas? I do! And one of my favorite parts of getting ready for the best holiday of the year is putting up the tree. Well, to be honest, it’s actually having the tree up, decorated and lighting up it’s corner of the room, but the trimming part is necessary for that to be a reality.
Thanksgiving night, we headed out for our tree. This is the 2nd year we have had a real Christmas tree and I don’t think we will ever go back. We took the family to the lot and picked out our perfect evergreen.
Here it is in it’s “natural habitat”. Sorry about Abe’s nose picking – what can you do?
That evening, Brad stood that baby up in our family room and the draping of light strands commenced. Then early the next morning we created our very own version of Black Friday.
It was time to decorate our gorgeous tree. And it was a task. Primarily because everyone was more interested in getting to the top of the ladder to place that special ornament in a place that they could never reach if their feet stayed on the ground than anything else.
I loved it, actually, even if I did prepare myself mentally for the possibility of a quick trip to the ER and had to break out the superglue more than once to rescue fallen ornaments.
I didn’t even cry over the spilled glitter from the last remaining snowglobe I owned. By the way, if anyone had the idea to do so, please do not give any occupant of this house a snowglobe made of glass, ever. Thanks.
OK, for the results…
The boys had to have a small tree for their room. Mainly because Joseph wants to test out a science experiment on it and turn it purple. Gotta get some food coloring.
And the Princess could not be outdone. This pink tree was unbelievably up her ally & she adores it! I think it’s kind of cute as well, truth be told.
And the family tree…
It is fabulous!
And will be enjoyed by all of us throughout the entire season.