Oops. Rather crooked.
We learned our lesson and were much more careful this year.
This tree might be the best one we've ever had. It's the perfect height, stands straight and fills the space beautifully. And oh, that lovely scent! We used to set our tree in the living room because we had plenty of seats from which to watch the Christmas morning present unwrapping. Now that the children are older, we've moved the tree to the kitchen so that we can enjoy it more / see it more throughout the season. We don't stack presents under the tree throughout December like we used to; we don't give gifts like we used to. We tend to give more "experiences", such as paying for a plane ticket for one of our children to visit a friend. These aren't really things to put under the tree.
With all our fun since Thanksgiving we haven't done anything but water the tree. I'm hoping that ends today. I want to wrap the tree in lights, place the angel on the top, and then cover the branches with ornaments that inevitably give me pause as I reflect on the memories each one conjures up. It's the perfect activity for a Sunday afternoon.
But first, I have a birthday brunch to go to. So I'll leave you with pictures of another decorated tree, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, all alight as of Wednesday night.
|A view from above, just after the tree was lit|
|On the ground with the tree, after the fanfare, surrounded by|
billowing silver flags and a clear night sky.