Thursday, December 10, 2009

Trimming the Tree

I was so excited for the Christmas tree this year. It's Abbi's first Christmas, and I know she won't remember any of it, but I wanted to document everything. Well, we had it all planned out. We were going to go get our tree one day, but then it started snowing. We didn't want to have to be out in the snow, plus we didn't want a snow covered tree in the house! So we waited a few days. I was all ready to go. We drove to the tree lot, and as I was getting Abbi into her coat, I realized I had forgotten the camera!! I could have driven home to get it, but didn't. So we have no pictures of picking out the tree. It's ok, though. It really didn't last too long. It was so cold, so we quickly picked out a tree so we could get back to the warmth of the house.

Josh setting the tree up before bringing it inside

Abbi helping me with the lights

Abbi was intrigued by all the decorations. I was actually afraid that she would be in the tree all of the time, but she has been really good. I had to tell her no a few times that first day, but she has more or less stayed away from it since then. I'll sometimes catch her going that way, but when she sees that I'm watching her, she changes direction!

Bulbs in green, red and silver

We didn't do anything fancy this year. Just ornaments that we have had. I love the cinnamon ornaments that I made probably 7 or 8 years ago. They make the house smell amazing! Many of them have broken over the years. I think that next year I will make a new batch!

All lit up

There is nothing better than sitting in the living room at night and being able to look over at the Christmas tree all lit up, with the smell of pine and cinnamon in the air. That's what really makes it feel like Christmas to me!


Cassie said...

What a beautiful tree!

Michelle said...

that really is one of the prettiest trees I've seen this year. nice job!