Tree Hunt 2012 .
Each year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, it's our tradition to go on a little hunt for our Christmas tree. This year, Graeme-bear picked out the most perfect tree. I'm not sure how he found time to do so, as he was quite occupied by darting in and out of the tangle of Christmas trees. Nature is like a candy shop to Graeme. Jobie, on the other hand, kept himself occupied by sitting with the Santa Claus, jingling the sleigh bells, and giving us flirty smiles with those three top teefers, until he realized that we were just a little bit too far away and the man with the long white beard was a little too close. Another successful year of tree hunting, in my book. (smile)
After we wrastled our tree into it's stand, goodness! it was a stocky one, we strung up the Christmas lights, much to Graeme's delight. I think he asked about those lights no less than one hudred times! And, believe it or not, our tree doesn't have one single ornament on it this year. I printed off several 5x7 pictures, in black and white, attached them to some heavy-duty card stock, and hung them on our tree. It's a little plain-Jane, but it's perfect for us. I had seen the idea in a Pottery Barn magazine several years ago, and thought, 'someday, when we have babies, this is happening'. I'm so happy to have remembered the idea. We love it, especially paired with the oversize Christmas lights and our pinecone garland. And, do you know what I discovered during this little picture project? My husband and I seriously need some pictures together. (I found one, ONE!, from the entirety of the past six months.) We'll make it a New Year's resolution! Happy tree decorating!