Christmas time always officially starts for us with picking out our tree. last year and this year, we went to the same place, King's Trees. its super un-classy-- over by a taco bell on a busy road. but the people there are super cute and nice, and usually cut us a pretty good deal, so we love it. (this year we weren't as lucky on the good deal part, but whatevs).
actually getting the tree home and trimming it is always my favorite part. here's a little glimpse into our tree-trimming party:
(note: we actually got two trees this year; our traditional big one, and a little Charlie-Brown style one for the girls...it was too irresistibly cute not to get it, you know?)
(another note: the girls were sooooo cute and fun trimming the tree this year! oh i loved every minute of it).
my favorite part of the tree trimming was actually after we were all done -- i had bought two little boxes of ornaments, one purple and one red, for the girls to hang on the tree. by the end of each day, there would be one branch on the Charlie Brown tree that would be loaded down with purple ornaments....and one that was weighed down with red ones. i wouldn't even notice that they had done that throughout the day...but alas, there it was, a heavy-bogged-down branch full of all the ornaments on one branch. so cute and so funny.
here's a little glimpse at our whole front room, all trimmed and lovely:
a special thanks to my mama, who was our own lil Christmas Elf this year.
my home never felt so Merry or Bright. thanks for all the love you poured into it.