the tree.

Is it just me or did this Christmas season just explode?  Maybe I’ve just missed it in the past, but this year seems to have gone from Thanksgiving, to full Christmas swing in a fast second.  Whew, it’s wearing me out. 

 

But before I got stressed out about the craziness of it all, we had a great weekend after Thanksgiving kicking the Christmas season off on the right foot.  On Saturday we went on a five hour adventure looking for our Christmas tree.  We found a beauty – making it all worth it. 

 

A little about our tradition —  I grew up with artificial Christmas trees thanks to a lot of allergies in our house and my childhood asthma.  Once Tommy and I got married I knew that I wanted our family to start a tradition of getting a real tree every year.  I LOVE this.  I love having something so fresh and alive.  I love the smell.  I love the process of picking it out and bring it home.  Man, it’s the best. 

 

We’ve always had pretty small trees, but we have really tall ceilings in this house, and last year our little tree looked pretty sad in this large-ceilinged room.  So this year we went bigger.  Turns out it looks smaller in the field next to other trees than it does in our living room.  We have a big tree.  But I LOVE it!  It’s magnificent. 

 

tree collage  

 

 

Jack and Lauren Jack and Tommy 

 

 

 Jack picks his tree

 

 

Our tree isn’t decorated yet, but I love the look of just the lights on it for a short while.  Here’s a little look at it and Jack playing with his nativity set. 

lights on tree

 

 

Are you a real tree or a fake tree person?  Got tree traditions?  I want to hear them!