Ever since we found the new house I dreamed of a Christmas tree adventure. We have an Ace Hardware within walking distance, so I thought it would be fun to take the lawn cart and stroller to haul our tree home. It can take a while to tie it to the car so this didn't even take much extra time. As usually, I waited until after Parker's birthday party to start decorating. We were exhausted on Sunday and the weather was about to turn (real) cold, so we walked over on Monday night. It only took about 10 minutes to get there and we found the perfect tree in a flash! The snow started to fall pretty heavily just after we put the kids to bed, so it was perfect timing.
We let it loosen up for a day before decorating. The corner in our living room is the perfect spot for it. I hung the stockings on the fireplace, picked up some wood tree decorations at Home Goods, and hung a beautiful wreath some church friends gifted us.
We got the kids tree up also so we could continue our Jesse Tree tradition. Esme immediately tried eating the lights. She's learned they don't very good, so I am happy that did last too long. I am excited to enjoy the holidays in our new home.