In the past, TJ and I have made it a tradition to take Tylee to the Christmas Tree Farm to hand pick and cut down our Christmas Tree. I always look forward to going but unfortunately, the perfectionist in me hasn't been thrilled with the trees that we've brought home. Last year, we ended up at Home Depot buying the Fir Tree I'd been swooning over and Tylee never even noticed. This year, I took it a step further and bought a 9 foot fake Fir Tree that I found mid-October and couldn't stop thinking about. I have to say that I thoroughly thought through my decision and
didn't have any only had a hint of regret once we got the tree up and put together. It is beautiful and seriously a dream come true, but the thought of not going to the tree farm or having those memories for Tylee did sadden me a bit. Not enough to take back my purchase, though. It is beautiful!!
And only a little crooked. :-S
Another reason I wanted to ditch our tradition is because of the short amount of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Those real trees are pricey and to only have it up for 3 full weeks? No thank you.We've had our Christmas stuff up for a little over two weeks now and to say I'll be sad when it comes down is an understatement. The Christmas Season is one of my favorite times of year and I want to drag it out as long as I can. We didn't skip Thanksgiving but thus far I've already been Christmas shopping, decorated inside and out, made some
wreaths swags, and are counting down 'till Christmas morning. I'm confident by Christmas day that I will have thoroughly soaked up the season, and will be ready for things to get back to normal.