|Peter is the expert light stringer. (Don't you love his glowing belly?)|
But it stood straight and tall for the rest of the month once it was positioned correctly.
This was the first time we got a tree right after Thanksgiving (we've always gotten it the first weekend of December) so I didn't know how well the tree would last, but it had good endurance and didn't let us down. I love the sweet smell of fresh pine in the house throughout the month!
I also love turning the lights on the tree at night (and on cloudy days, and as soon as it starts to get dark outside. I love lights!). When the other lights in the room are off, it feels especially magical. Reading by the light of the Christmas tree is one of my favorite things about the season.
|Christmas Eve, after Santa visited our house!|