Linking up with Cari and her Theme Thursday: Lights to show off our fake (ugh, can you believe it?) Christmas tree! I took this photo last night, and I just love the soft glow the lights give our living room. And I love that the kids decorated the tree by themselves! It's not perfect, which makes it totally perfect :)
We have a fake tree because:
1) We can put it up the day after Thanksgiving and it's not dead by Christmas.
2) We live on the second floor and dragging a tree up the stairs and (even worse) getting it back out when we're done with it was very hard and messy.
3) It came pre-lighted and looks so pretty!
Phil is very much a real tree guy, and we went that route for awhile, but then I scored a great deal on this tree a few years ago and he came around to see it's benefits. I do spray this in the room to try and fool people:
My sister-in-law, Kelly, gave us our Mary tree topper which I love love love so much. I had searched for one for years because I was not a fan of the stars or angels that usually adorn the top of a tree. But I could not find one, and then one year for Christmas she gifted us with this beauty:
Now for an update on the Wise Men ADVENTures...
|Day 2: Making a cup of joe, because travelling requires caffeine.|
|Day 3: Diving into the candy bowl - those rascals!|
Finally, I can't thank you all enough for your kind comments and emails on my anxiety post yesterday. Phil and I were reading through them all last night, and so many of the things you said spoke right to our hearts. I feel so much better knowing how common this is, and hearing your tips and trials. I also believe I know the way I am supposed to plan for this baby's birth and I also know that I have very little to do with how it all turns out, and I'm placing it in God's hands. Thank you again!