Monday, November 26, 2012
Putting Up the Ole' Tree
(My sis, Lex, said the word "obvey" the other day and I nearly died laughing. It's my new favorite thing to say.)
Ben's dad bought him this Christmas train when he was a kid, and a few years ago, when we were in Washington for Christmas, Ben's mom let us take it home with us. He looooves this thing. A lot. As do our kids.
I inherited lots of ornaments from my mom a couple of years ago. So I had the kids decide what colors they wanted this year, and much to my chagrin, they went with a weird, patriotic type of theme, apparently:
So this is a new tree we have this year!! Ben went to Black Friday at Home Depot at four in the morning and got it. It's totally prelit!! Originally, $180. On Black Friday at 4 a.m., $60. Aw yeaaaaah. Our days of winding and winding our other tree with lights and trying to figure out why they look weird or unbalanced is OVER. I'm thrilled about it.
Ben unpacked this ornament and brought it to me:
"Um, hon, yes we have been to the Bahamas."
"Yeah. In January. That's where we went on our cruise. We picked this ornament out together at the Straw Market in Nassau."
I laughed so hard. How can he forget something like that? Haha! What a weirdo!!
Xena has decided that the tree skirt is her new throne. She's so funny.