Okay, well this is round #2. The decision was made to go back to the same Christmas tree farm. I have very low expectations. The family that operates the farm has decided that this will be their last year in business. I'm not sure if we patronized them because it was "Small Business Saturday" - or because it was getting dark.
I was at home making dinner while Rob took the kids to look for the perfect tree. Apparently the choices were limited to 14 ft or higher. When Rob made his final choice the man checking him out remarked, "oh, you like the big ones" - I guess he forgot that's all they had :)
So, Rob brought it home and cut it in half. Seriously. No problem.
The girls arranged the ornaments and untangled the light strands. They were so excited to decorate the Christmas tree. Instead of reading a book while everyone decorated, I took pictures this year. Maybe I'm evolving.
|see what I mean about taking up the whole living room?|
|we found a stowaway|
At least it smells really good in here - and I love the soft lighting of the Christmas tree lights. I'm sitting here looking at the floor right now [underneath the tree], and I don't see too many needles.....here's hoping we don't have to buy another tree in a week!