A vintage Christmas!
I finally got a tree put up. I had my heart set on having a white tree this year, and since I'm not really sure if i'll want one next year I didn't want to invest a lot of $$ in it.
So I scoured craigslist for weeks. Nothing. I put up a "wanted" add and finally someone e-mailed selling their Christmas tree. I talked them down from $50 to $20 (really its only worth $40...what were they thinking?) drove out to the middle of no-where, and put it up.
We had quite a fight that tree and I. It is the flimsiest piece of.... It kept leaning to one side or the other, the branches are so bare, you can see into the middle... I hate this tree. lol.
Oh well. I actually ended up propping it up on my side table, to give it more height and to keep little hands away from the (shatterproof) ornaments. Apparently I need a taller table to put this tree on. I keep having to chase a certain little boy down and replace the ornaments on the tree. Really, Gavin can run and dodge like a professional football player. Its incredible.
To keep the tree from falling over we had to tape (I mean REALLY tape-use a whole roll of tape!) the tree to the table. It looks interesting. I don't have a tree skirt so I plan on planning to make one. Hopefully I'll have time to actually do it, because that tape looks ridiculous.
Besides the tree, I have a couple Christmas trinkets here and there. I'm having a hard time feeling "Jolly and Bright" this year, but I'm trying. The kids love the tree and the colorful ornaments everywhere.
When I say love, I actually mean they love chucking them across the room and trying to bite them. Either way, they love the ornaments, and I love those rascalls, so it all works out.