We did it! We got a tree before the middle of the month and...it was not freezing cold, blowing winds or even snowing. I know! I know! It was bound to happen sooner or later.
It is the perfect tree. Every year I long for that tree with the smell of pine so thick in the air you can almost taste it. I was told by the "Tree" guy that if I wanted that tree, this would have to be the one.
It also happened to be the one that our official tree selector settled on after a little encouragement from the tree buyers. She migrates instantly to the $80, 9 foot trees that are more than I really want at Christmas. I don't have the strength to decorate one that big with the help of my wee ones.
Rosey put up the step stool and stood looking into, smelling and touching her tree for over an hour. If I would have let her sleep in it, she would!
We will spend the day decorating it or maybe not since I have 3 additions to our children today, so we may postpone until later on this afternoon. I am too faint hearted to attempt such a fate with 5 kiddies helping.
O.k. it took almost all day to get it done, but it turned out quite nice. I do notice from the picture that once again, I have shorted the lower branches. I am always one string short no matter how many strings I have. Oh well, it is still beautiful and my decorator Rosey was a great inspiration.