The boys were so excited to put up our tree this year since we didn't have one last year. Yes, it was the Christmas without a tree. We moved from South Carolina to Virginia on 12/18/07. As hard as I tried, there was just no way to get that tree up before Christmas day. I hated it for the boys, but we all made it through.
All of that being said, this year's tree is super special. We all missed. We also had a little extra help putting it up and decorating it this year... Uncle Danny (Darrin's brother) joined us. We shared a pot of homemade chili and then started playing the Christmas music!
THE ornament... WVU
We have a pre-lit tree which has never given us any problems before..... before this year. We had to wiggle and re-wiggle almost every branch to get all of the lights to work. As is our tradition, Garrett and Payton each had a new ornament to put on the tree this year. I always try to get them something that represents their interests from the previous year. Garrett got a High School Musical 3 ornament. He loves those movies! Payton got a guy on a skateboard. He's really been into learning that this year.
So, the tree is up and the house is looking all Christmas-y. Bring on Santa!
It was Payton's year to put the angel on