It's that time of year - time to get the tree! This is our first Christmas back at the farm. Last year we had some crazy plan that we were going to decorate both houses (because this one was still being renovated) and then come to the farm for Christmas morning, but eventually we realized we barely had time to decorate one house, and we aren't robots, so the idea that we were going to do TWO complete Christmases was nuts. So that was the end of the farm decorating for last year.
But this year we're here full time, and we're having fun figuring out how to decorate. My mom left us a pre-lit artificial tree, and we always get a real tree, so now we have a BONUS TREE. Woohoo. I want to put it outside somewhere - picnic deck? Porch of the treehouse? - but I'm concerned that Steve is going to think it's his latest chew toy and drag it back to the pile of treasures, so we're still trying to work that one out. BTW, he's now 85 pounds at 8 months, so that's not an unreasonable concern. Also, he's a very relaxed napper.
But as for the real tree, the boys have just done their measurements and have decided we need a 10 foot tree that's 45 inches diameter. And about 2 zillion strings of new lights. Sooooo we'll see how this turns out.