Saturday, November 27, 2010

deck the halls


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! 

9 comments:

beka said...

We're not picky about the Christmas tree either...
They put it up today! I used to have to help a lot when we were younger; less people actually capable of lugging it up the stairs from the basement.
Ah, how times change. :)

Kelli said...

Yeah for the decorations...I love the picture collage. I can't wait to put our tree up and I'm sure it'll be in the same spot too. Oh, and I love the picture of Hayden with olive fingers in the post below.

Bonnie said...

I found a lightbulb from the tree in Jarrett's mouth last weekend. Scared the CRAP out of me! I know next year maybe he'll be able to help me decorate it! Hope ya'll had a Happy Thanksgiving :)

Ginger said...

The year Christian came home from Iraq I busily preparing Christmas and putting the tree up. I got it out only to realize some of the prelight bulbs were burnt out...So I can relate. It was really frustrating! I am glad you got it fixed. I am sure it looks beautiful!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

When I have children, I think I will let them have their own tree to decorate! I am picky about mine!

I laughed out loud with "ornament heavy at the bottom" ... So funny! Haha!

Ams said...

Yay for having the tree up - minus all the issues that you had with the tree :( That part stinks.
I am kind of nervous about putting the tree up for that exact reason - scared that the lights aren't going to work!!
I love the Christmas season though and I *might* just put the tree up soon... we won't decorate it yet but I might just have it up so that at night I can turn the lights on and enjoy... nothing wrong with that right?!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

i love this season!

loved the idea w/sending pics of the gifts...

i know what you mean...i liked having no school....the next couple of weeks better hurry!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

We have new furniture and a new arrangment in our living room this year, so I have no idea where our tree is going to go! I'm kind of picky about the tree that goes in our living room, but the kiddos have their own tree in the playroom that they can decorate however they want...and it has colored lights:)

Traci said...

I'm with you on the lights. Not my area. My hubby normally gets the tree up & the lights working one day when he's off & I'm at work then I just come home & decorate it.