On the second day of Christmas.....
we decorated the most lovely tree.
We are "real" tree people.
I love the tradition we have of going and picking out the perfect tree,
loading it in the truck bed or tying it on top of the car,
and precariously shuffling it into the house.
I even love attempting to get the tree upright in the stand.
Will gets frustrated, Hudson tries to help,
and I just get in the way...
but in the end,
it (usually) stands straight and proud.
Opening the boxes of ornaments never fails to get me excited.
There is a special story behind each and every one,
and I can't help but reminisce as the pretty decorations
make their way onto the beautiful branches.
After the decorating is done,
we always pop in our holiday favorite,
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation,
and relax and laugh by the beautiful glow of our tree.
Our Christmas tree is:
twinkle lights and a sparkly star,
lots of memories, family, and love,
and the anticipation of a very magical season.
to the most wonderful time of the year.