December 21, 2010

Oh...Christmas Tree

So we went on the hunt for a Christmas tree on Saturday and found a wonderful Fraser Fir...she's full, fragrant and ready to be adornded with our families favorite and most memorable ornaments.  Except  there is one problem.  All but two strings of lights from last year won't work.  Tom spent two hours driving around from store to store looking for lights with none in sight.  While I wanted to show you the before and after pictures of our wonderfully decorated tree, I only have the before.  And the after just may not have any lights this year.  But isn't she a beauty:

We have been buying our trees from the same church for the last 8 years.  A few years ago I had this lovely vision of us going to the farm as a family, cutting down our tree and having a wonderful time.  Instead, the farm was a hike from the parking lot, it was muddy, the trees were supremely expensive, even though we were doing all the work and there weren't any pretty full trees.  So now we do one stop shopping!!

Abbie and I were looking through some albums from when she was younger and we found this layout from 8 years ago.  Check it out:

Wow!!  So much fun to see how my style has changed!!  Wish me luck as we hunt for lights!!!


  1. Nice tree! I'll admit, I'm kinda jealous you have a real tree . . . And that you have rooms that are described by color. . . .it's like the white house!

    How did the light situation work out for you?

    I raved about your cake pops today ;)

  2. WOW! what a Lovely Tree! Cute LO,So you've been scrappin for 8 years or more.. Isn't Cool when we look back to our older creations & see how our style changes..
    Merry Xmas too you & your Family.