I've always done the tree on the Christmas Eve but this year Ali was determined that it would be earlier. We haven't had a tree for a few years as we tend to go away for Christmas but this year with no money in the pot we will be around. So at lunchtime we headed off to choose a tree, after an hour we were both muddy from moving and picking up a lot of trees we had found a tree we both loved.
We got the nice men there to help us get it on the roof and headed home, I knew having bike racks would come in useful one day! We manoeuvred it into the house and set about making room for the tree. Then we got the lights on. Since Ali puts them away so neatly they look like they are new from the shop there were no cables to untangle. Makes it easier, if I was in charge they would be thrown in a bag!
Then we had to open the bubbles we had got for this moment!
Then it was time for all the other decorations. I love the smell of a real tree. Now all it needs is some presents. I have some ready to be wrapped so that is tonights plan, as then the tree will be all ready.
Christmas is feeling close with a tree, although I have a lot of presents to make! We've got a plan for Christmas Day that pleases everyone so hopefully it will be fun.
Last Christmas is a bit of a blur, although we were away at the snow, as I was too ill to appreciate it. So hopefully this year will be fun.