Christmas Tree

We have our Christmas tree now! We fetched it last Saturday from the bargain store for $10. Although driving up to an Apple Hill tree farm and cutting our own tree is one of my favorite family traditions, we felt this year that being frugal with both our time and money was a fair trade-off.  It’s easier to adapt if your traditions don’t have you in a stranglehold, I think. And being adaptable is important.

Cutting the Trunk

Ian’s very handy with a Sawzall. Doesn’t he look handy? Our bargain Douglas Fir tree is fresh and smells wonderful!

Our Bargain Douglas Fir

Seed-Bead Star Angel Tree Topper Happy Yule

We got it all decorated in one afternoon. To me our ornaments are like old friends; I’m glad to see them every year. Lucas was touched by all the “Baby’s First Christmas” ornaments that are his. (I regret that we don’t have many of those for Asher.)

Christmas Tree

I’m surprised at how many Waldorf wool angels we now have to hang on our tree!

Smiley Lights

Then we played with funny glasses from Captain Jack’s Smiley Bar to see smiley faces on our tree! Thanks T!

And thank goodness for SomaFM’s “Christmas Lounge” station—it’s Christmas music recordings that you mostly haven’t heard before. Happy listening!

2 Responses to “Christmas Tree”

  • Alyss
    December 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Your tree looks beautiful – do I spy window stars in the background? 🙂

    And THANK YOU for the link to Soma.FM I will so be spending serious time listening to those stations. Awesome!


  • Sara
    December 17, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Hi Alyss! Thanks! Yes, it’s my one and only window star. I keep meaning to make more of them. Lucas wants to use the kite paper to make a Star of David (in third grade he is studying the Hebrew people and Old Testament) and I cannot find it anywhere. I think his idea is great and I’m looking looking looking …


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