The tree is up!
Finally. It only took four days.
Life has been the usual crazy, but trying to decorate with two little ones is definitely a challenge. Couple that with the fact that I haven't been feeling great and there's no time at all. While I might normally do this task after the kids are in bed, I've been going to bed earlier myself, which leave little time for "extra" tasks like this!
I took the tree out Wednesday afternoon, when Big Girl was at her religion class and the twins were at my parents. I only had about an hour to get it out, figure out where to put it (I was hoping for a different spot this year, but alas, there was not enough room), and get it working. This is our second year with a faux tree, and I actually really like it. Don't get me wrong, I love real trees -- or shall I say I loved the process of going to get the real tree -- but after that moment of cutting down the tree, not so much. I don't like watering and the needles and the sap and the uncontrollable mess and my allergies. I do like the smell, however. I actually thinking of getting something pine-scented to put in the house right now just to please my husband who is the most upset that we don't have a real tree.
I think our fake tree looks pretty real -- it's the entire reason I chose it. Well that, and the fact it has 1,000 lights on it. I like lights, and I wasn't skimping if possible. Our fake tree is made by GE and I found it last year at Home Depot. If we use it for 5 years, it will pay for itself when I compare to what we paid each year for a real tree.
|Bunny Twin in front of the mostly-undecorated tree last week.|
She is my little firecracker!
(And see those branches? I swear they look pretty real.)
All in all, it's a more homespun look this year, with lots of red and white, but I actually really like it. And I'm not afraid that toddlers will destroy it.
Our holiday decorations are scaled down this year, but it's OK. It still looks festive here!