Monday, November 24, 2008

Ohhhh...Christmas Tree

I can't believe that Christmas is just right around the corner. I haven't bought a single gift, even worse, I haven't even thought of any ideas for gifts. I take that back, I have a few ideas for Grayson but that's about it. Anyways, aside from the stress of X-mas shopping, I love decorating the house for Christmas and putting up the tree. Brad and I have had a few different trees since we got married 6 years ago. The first was a loaner from my mom, it was one of those little skinny trees, then the next couple of years we were either remodeling or moving so we missed out on having a tree. Then my mom's friend gave us a HUGE tree that took up half the room (we didn't have that tree very long) and finally last year we bought a new tree---you know one of those not too big, not too little, pre-lit, perfect tree. Brad doesn't even mind putting it up, that's how wonderful it is. My favorite part is unwrapping each ornament and placing it on the tree. Each year Brad and I purchase an ornament or two that we each pick out (it's fun because they all have some sort of special meaning or memory). It's also our tradition to pick one out for Grayson each year and eventually when he's a bit older have him pick out his very own ornament (even though it may not be what I would choose). When I was growning up we always had the "pretty" tree where everything matched, some sort of theme. I'm determined to have a tree that may not be the prettiest but that is filled with memories. I can't wait to see what this years ornaments will be--always lots of fun!