We’ve had a great day and we hope you have too. Henry and I slept in and woke up to the smell of bacon cooking. John made us a lovely breakfast. Afterwards my brother Josh came over. The 3 of us went to pick out a Christmas Tree while John ran some errands. Errands like taking back a garage full of recycling. We really love recycling but our town doesn’t have a recycling program so we have to drive our recycling back into Calgary to drop it off. It’s a PAIN. Which is why we had a garage full.
We really wanted to take Henry out to the mountains to cut down our own Christmas tree this year (and every year from here on out). But the crazy wind lately, combined with the snow forecast and our very long “to do before Christmas” list (which included getting rid of our recycling before we add tons of Christmas boxes to it) made us choose the quicker, less driving involved option of picking up a pre-cut tree. BUT next year and every year after that we WILL cut one done. We made a promise.
This year we just went to IKEA. $20 for a tree plus a $20 coupon to IKEA? Sounds like a good deal to me. Especially since there is a Starbucks right next to the IKEA.
Once John got home we (being John and Josh) set up our real tree in the living room, our fake tree in the front hall and our real in a pot mini tree (that lives in our house all year round) in the Kitchen. The real tree in the pot usually lives in the front hall, but I like the bigger fake tree to go there at Christmas so lights shine through our front window. Does that make me the crazy Christmas tree lady? Moving real trees to replace with fake ones?
|Real tree in a pot, now living in the Kitchen.|
|Our main Christmas tree in the living room. We’re letting it fall out over night since it was all tied up when we bought it.|
|Fake tree in the front hall. That’s where the tree in a pot usually lives.|
Tomorrow we plan to decorate completely and put snow tires on John’s truck. So I’ll be decorating while John puts his tires on. Henry will be helping. So far he doesn’t seem to care about the Christmas tree, but there aren’t lights and sparkling decorations on it yet. I’m excited to see if he reacts at all!