Tuesday, December 02, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Time to put the trees up. Yes, I said trees, plural. Just two this year. I have three. ;0)

We don't do real trees here, two reasons: 1. The first year we were married we went out to get a tree, it was cold but a pretty winter afternoon, with in the hour it took to pick out a tree, an ice storm hit. It wasn't pretty and it took nearly a week to get that tree defrosted! 2. We have extended family members that have pine allergies.

Anywho, this is our annual tradition, Christmas music on (no Christmas shows, too distracting) and Santa hats. And it begins:

This is what we call "fluffing" the branches.

This is the tree master, he reigns supreme on putting the tree together.

G says there is no reason to stand up to fluff the branch, he can do it perfectly well in the reclined position.

Our boys are such posers.

The finished product. We go for the wherever they want to put the ornaments look. Oh, see that tree skirt, I made that the first year we were married, it's reversible. This side looks quilted the other side is a snow scene.

This is my tree, it's in the dining room. I put it together and all my ornaments from friends and loved ones go on it.
*FYI, I am not posting this from my hospital bed, it's a make ahead post. ;0)


Farmgirl_dk: said...

Speedy recovery, mim!! Your trees are lovely. Did you wear a Santa hat, too? :-)

Miss said...

Great trees, Elv(is)es! Feel free to come work on ours. ;-)

Gail said...

Hope you are recovering.
Beautiful tree, lovely traditon.

sugarcreekstuff said...

We have the put together tree too. I get negative comments from real tree people frequently, why? Anyway yours is beautiful.

I took a break from the computer to get work done and I missed your surgery post. I hope all went well and you are up and at em soon.

Anonymous said...

Hope you're doing well mim. We have two trees too, but I've only been doing one these last few years. Having to pick up and re-dorate 1 is enough, thank you! :)

Mim said...

Danni: Nope, I sure didn't. I don't do red!

Miss: Ha, I'm sure you will get it done by Christmas eve for sure.

Gail: Thank you, Happy Holidays.

sugarcreekstuff: Some people have to have the real deal. Not me. I'm good with faking it. ;0)

Ang: The multi tree thing started for us because you can't see the family room tree from the front windows. Plus we have a lot of ornaments.