Saturday, December 09, 2006

Trimming the Tree

We broke with tradition this year and got a fake tree. Gasp. It's somehow not the same taking your tree out of a box.

But, since we're going to be gone over Christmas this year, it just didn't seem right to put up a real tree and then let it wither while we're gone. Plus, since we like to leave the tree up until Epiphany, we don't usually put it up until the weekend before Christmas (or after school is out) - that would have had us putting up the tree just a few days before leaving town. Nope - not happening. It will be way too busy then. So an artificial tree it is. I found one reasonably priced, pre-lit, so we'll try it out this year. It looked a little scraggly just out of the box.

But, as D said, its a bit like a Charlie Brown tree - it trimmed up quite nicely. Well, except that the angel looks like she got into the fruitcake and the rum balls...

My favorite ornament, Oh-Woh - not quite sure how to spell that - it was my ornament the year I was one - 21 months to be more precise. It is a reindeer, but evidently I thought it was a horse and was trying to say horse. It's a little worse for the wear of all the years, but it still has a place of pride on my tree.


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