Earlier this week we chose the tree that will be staying in our house for the next month:
We only do live trees. I love the smell!!
...and my dad used to say when we were kids "it's not a REAL Christmas, unless you have a REAL Christmas tree." He threatened my mom to put "fake" presents under our "fake" tree if she ever bought one, so under NO circumstance can I have a fake tree in my house. We will just suck it up and deal with finding needles 7 months from now in our carpet! :)
Carson also wanted to pose (well, more like dance)by the "Baby-Deacon-tree." (No, he didn't talk us into buying this one)
We were so exhausted by the time we got home and drug all the stuff out of the attic, we decided to wait until the next night to do the decorating.
When I get all of the ornaments out of the box, I like to group them into their categories to see what we are working with. This pictures doesn't make it look like a lot, but it took us like 30 minutes to get them all on.
Carson was a big help, he really focused on "centralizing" the ornaments.
I bought this one in New Orleans a couple of months after I found out I was pregnant with him:
His school made us this one last Christmas:
Brian's parents gave Carson this one for his 2nd birthday, when he had his baseball birthday party: