2 years ago we bought an artificial Christmas tree. we bought it on Christmas Eve and got a really, really, REALLY good deal. so of course we already had our tree for that year and didn't put it up. then last year we were in Hawaii so we didn't put it up. finally this year........we get to put it up! J and I were both a little anxious about how to do it and stuff since we hadn't done it before and it was 2 years ago when the salesman had explained everything to us.
it went up nicely!! it leans a little bit but looks BEAUTIFUL!! the tree is pre-lit but there are 2 strands out. J was worried about figuring them out now but I thought maybe when we were taking it down would be a good time to play around with all that stuff. so we put it up and covered it with ornaments. I think this is the first year we were able to use all of our ornaments! the tree is TALL and FULL! lol!! and after all the ornament were up you couldn't tell that there were any lights out. the tree is GORGEOUS! (IMHO) I took some photos of the tree and will try to post one later.
oh yes.....and many of the ornaments were handmade by 2 little boys. made mostly of felt, they are falling apart. I am obviously raising 2 very sentimental boys as they were both extremely concerned about fixing their ornaments. therefore currently our kitchen table is an "ornament hospital." lol!! I am going to pull out the felt glue later and fix them! hopefully I can find room on the tree for them.
this morning we did our Breakfast with Santa. an odd thing happened. the boys got their presents and were unwrapping them. they were getting Webkinz and I had packed them in Scout popcorn boxes. it was funny! both boys unwrapped their popcorn and then put them down........ like they thought they were getting popcorn for Christmas! lol! then R noticed that the boxes had been taped back together and opened the box. silly boys!! but both boys were okay with just getting popcorn. maybe I will wrap up some mac & cheese for Christmas?!?!
and even funnier........even after seeing that the presents were wrapped in Scout popcorn boxes, both boys thought that Santa had picked out and given them the gifts. not me.....Santa! now......whether they meant SantaattheNorthPoleSanta or Santathedudeatthebreakfastwhoisn'treallySantaSanta I don't know....... either way it was rather funny! guess today has been a humorous day!