There are so many different traditions when it comes to Christmas trees. There are those that won't even consider it a tree if it didn't actually grow out of the ground. They scoff at the artificial tree and its lack of pine-y fresh smell. It just isn't Christmas for them if they didn't begin their days crawling under the tree to water it, and end their days vacuuming up pine needles. Those darn things get everywhere!
The decorating of my own family's current tree went more like this - Andrew was busy playing while I connected section A to B and B to C, and voila we had a tree! The tree is pre-lit, so lights were already good to go. My mom and dad showed up as I was laying out a game plan for having the colored ball ornaments be evenly spaced and distributed. Glitter here, shiny here, metallic here, repeat (sometimes I take these things too far). My mom decided she could do a better job (thanks mom), and took over the ornaments. At this point Andrew was playing outside with Ed, and Audrey was eating puffs. No Christmas music was playing.
The tree lasted about an hour before Audrey got to it. It is now half decorated, and people keep asking if that was intentional. I am sure I will never find half of the ornaments that Audrey has removed. Here is the picture of our half naked tree and a few of the more memorable ornaments.
|Isn't she a beauty?|
|I won this in an army wives ornament swap. A general's wife brought it back from England.|
|Kokopelli - from our time living in Arizona|
|Airborne Santa. Ed used to wear a red beret just like this.|
Santa also salutes when you pull the string, very fun.