Our hall decking festivities were a bit stressful yesterday. I looked back through my blog and saw that almost every year except one, we put the tree in the corner of our living room. Gary and I decided we needed a change. We wanted to put it closer to the fireplace. But once we placed it there, and moved the furniture, it looked weird. So we moved it back to it's regular spot only to find out half the pre-lit lights were working. Blah! What a pain in the rear. Christmas tree lights are not my department. Thank goodness I have the most patient husband ever. He got us back in action. For a bit I thought we might have a bonfire in our back yard...ha!
After we finally got the lights working and then had a discussion with Layla about why all our lights are clear. (she wants multi-colored) We put the ornaments on. Actually Layla and Hayden put most of the ornaments on. Gary didn't touch the tree after he got the lights working. He went outside to put timers on the outside lights. We already put them on the house, thankfully! If we had to hang them today too, we would have skipped them. All the drama of where to place the tree and the lights not working did us in!!
I am not real picky about my Christmas tree, so the kids had a blast hanging all the balls and ornaments. It was really ornament heavy at the bottom, so I just helped place some on the top half of the tree and we called it a night!
The kids are so happy to have the tree up! Hayden kept saying it was for Santa and then Layla kept telling him Christmas is about Jesus. Christmas is so FUN with kids. I love this time of year and the excitement in their eyes makes it all worth the stress of putting up the tree!