Monday, December 1, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

On Sunday we got up early and headed out to get our very first Christmas tree! Since Derek and I got married, our lives have been in an uproar. Our first Christmas together, Owen was just about 6 weeks old and he and I both lost our jobs, so getting a tree was totally out of the question. Last year, we had just moved into our apartment and it would've been too much to decorate for Christmas before getting the house all together. So, we moved in October this year and I've had the house set up and decorated since the day after we moved in. I was so happy that we were able to get a tree and decorate this year! I have been frantically buying ornaments for the tree seeing as I didn't have ANY! I was content with just having a tree and our stockings up as "decoration", but my mom's friend Corinne gave me a bunch of super cute Christmas decorations! I feel so blessed... while I was putting them all up, Derek was laughing. I asked him why he was laughing at me and he said "I was just thinking about how you got so much Christmas stuff for free, and I got 11 pumpkins and corn stalks for free too!" The Lord has blessed us so much and I thank him every day for each blessing!

Anyways, on Sunday we went to the Bowman-Hilton tree farm in Puyallup to get our tree. It was a surprisingly "warm" day for November, and we had a good time searching for the perfect one. Here it is!

Derek strapping it to our car

Owen was trying to strap this one too haha!

up and decorated!

the lights look better in this photo

1 comment:

Stepheni said...

Man this makes me want to get a real tree this year and have Brandon pick it out! How fun!