Tuesday, December 7, 2010

O Christmas Tree

This weekend was quite busy (just like every weekend around here).  Saturday we had our family pictures taken for Christmas.  It snowed so driving anywhere was a little more time consuming.

Sunday was a busy decorating day here at the ALO house.  We finally got the tree up.  Our three year old was super excited and jumped up and down the entire time the husband and I put the tree together and fluffed.  He had so much fun decorating the tree this year.  Most of the ornaments have ended up on the bottom half of the tree, but I love it!

My little helper.

Notice the train track on the bottom.  It's my little helper's Thomas train.  This track is over 4 1/2 feet!  It takes up most of the open living room floor.  This is one of the primary reasons we don't have a coffee table.  He has a toy room just around the corner, but the toys always end up in the living room.

I love the look of a perfectly color coordinated tree, but I live in the real world with kids.  I think my tree is just beautiful and is filled with memories.  Every ornament on the tree is one from my childhood, my husband's childhood or gifts for the kids.  We have a tradition in my family where every year St. Nick brings a new ornament for every member of the family.  Needless to say we have our share of cartoon inspired ornaments!

This is our main Christmas tree and typically our only Christmas tree, but this year we are starting a new tradition.  We just finished remodeling our basement so this year we bought a real tree that we're going to put in the basement.  Now this tree is even more special because he will be planted in the yard come Spring.  Maybe I can decorate this tree in perfectly coordinated ornaments.  I'll post pictures once we have a chance to get the basement cleaned up again.


Laura said...

I LOVE your curtains! Can you tell me where you got them?

And I'm definately picking up a few of that book you recommended. What a great idea for a gift!

Veronika said...

Very pretty! Don't you just love watching the little helpers decorate... it's so precious! (:

A Little Order in Ohio said...

Hi Laura,
Sorry for the delay in responding to your comment, I just saw it. I got the curtains from JC Penney. I just looked and it looks like they are all sold out. They were Chris Madden and are reversible where the other side is a solid terra cotta color. I think I remember seeing something similar at Wal-Mart a while back.

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