Thursday, December 8, 2011

Decorating the Christmas Tree

This year we decided to put our Christmas tree upstairs this year.  I like it for the most part, but it doesn't feel Christmasy in the rest of the house.  I guess it would help if I would decorate, too. :)  I have simplified everything in my life this fall/winter and I've gone back to basics.  I'm kind of done with fluff right now.  

There are a couple things about this picture, though.  When I went with the kids to Utah before Thanksgiving, Charlie decided to paint the loft.  In Madison's birthday pictures you can see the paint spots from sample paint that I picked up in October.  Charlie was tired of looking at them and wanted darker green.  I was thinking a little darker than what I had picked out, but the same tone of green.  These pictures don't really do it justice, but it's a pretty dark apple green.  I'm fine with it just because I didn't have to do the painting. 

The Sunday after we put up the Christmas tree I was having a Relief Society Board Meeting at our house and we were about to start when I heard the tree crash.  I was expecting Matthew to be in it, but no, it was Ally.  We basically had to start from scratch decorating.  It's way more fun the first time!  

Now, there are no ornaments on the bottom two feet of the tree but I"m letting it be.  We have a long time to go until Christmas.

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