Tuesday, December 13, 2011

O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree...

Christmas is our favorite time of year. Christmas trees, colorful cookies, carolling, storybooks, nativities, music, family and so much more. Let's start with the tree. For the past two years we haven't had the best luck when it comes to Christmas trees staying upright. You can take a look back here. We purchased an eight foot tree this year and had high hopes it wouldn't fall over again. We placed it in the plastic stand EZ had "engineered" last year with wooden wedges and long screws. Here is what happened:

It was definitely time to go in search of a new tree stand, preferably metal with a nice wide base. We found it at Lowe's...the macdaddy, heavy duty, "Lifetime Welded Christmas Tree Stand" for trees up to 12 feet. It did not disappoint!

We left the tree alone for two days with lights only, just to be sure it wouldn't become the leaning tower of tree again. It passed the test! Finally the decorating could begin. Here are a few of my sentimental favorites along with some new additions:

Place the angel on top and viola`!

The smell of evergreen fills the air and somehow it's all worth it.