This is the earliest we’ve ever gotten a tree as we usually wait for Peter to finish his semester, but he graciously gave us his Sunday evening before finals. I wanted to get a tree earlier because we’re planning on being in GA for the week after Christmas and will probably take it down when we get home.

Following a wonderful tradition,  we had Darrell and Eric with us to pick out our tree, eat pizza and decorate! The boys had fun gathering branches to take home, playing with the strings discarded from unwrapped trees, and hiding in the “forest” of chopped down Christmas trees. Although Peter liked the first tree we looked at, Darrell decided that we should consider at least three trees before hauling one home…for the experience of the-perfect-tree-hunting! 🙂  I’m glad we did! A helpful and spunky employee unwrapped our perfect tree, trimmed the trunk, and netted it for us, then Peter tied it to the car while we ordered pizza! At home after a delicious meal around a table with loved ones we unpacked the decorations from our Christmas tote with much excitement and rediscovered our Christmas memories from years past. Most of them are from my childhood, and we found that Jerome has three ornaments of his own while Seth and Ian don’t have any, so I aim to change that. Not that they care now, but someday they might. Jerome had claimed a cast off pine tree branch as his own little Christmas tree and hung his own three ornaments on it with some borrowed ones and carried it around most of the evening replacing fallen ornaments over and over until we found a vase to “plant” it, wherein it could stand upright and not keep tipping over. He adores his own little tree, and I think it’s pretty clever. 🙂

So here are pictures of our Christmas tree this year:

 Darrell and Seth! Hahaha! Fun times! Ian was already in bed, but Darrell, Jerome, Seth, and Eric posed for a memory. Our tree! Jerome wanted a picture with the big tree… and his own little tree! (His ear is red because he had fallen earlier and hit it on the Christmas tote.)

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