It’s beginning to look a lot like . . .
We finally got a Christmas tree Monday night. Yes, eight days before Christmas–probably the latest we’ve ever put up a tree. Can I just say I am so ready to have a night at home with the entire family. This entire month has been so busy! And yet I feel like we have hardly done any fun Christmas things together as a family! We haven’t even made it to Temple Square to see the lights yet. We’ve all been going in different directions.
So there we were on December 17 getting a tree. And yes, I know if I’d just cave in and buy an artificial tree, I could put it up any time. Somehow it’s just not Christmas without a real tree though. I must say that it was the quickest tree-finding trip we’ve ever taken. Choosing a tree is easy when the lot is down to 1/4 the size it started out as and it’s pouring rain. I wish it had been snowing instead, but oh well. We have one more chance for snow before Christmas Day.
We let the tree sit for a day to dry out before decorating. I didn’t want to get electrocuted when I plugged in the lights. While I put on the lights Tuesday night, C, D, and E played with all of my gold beads getting them hopelessly entangled. Detangling took at least 20 minutes and then we didn’t even put ornaments on because A was gone to a basketball game. So Wednesday we finally let the boys go at the ornaments.