I will have the green, red and silver Christmas tree that I dream of. Tall, full and covered in gorgeous decorations.
|Add some red and this is the tree|
But for now, we have a little 6 foot, sparse, pre-lit tree that doesn't have support feet or any decorations (both of which are shoved somewhere in our storage and it was too cold tonight to dig them out). But we set it up decoration-less tonight, and Liam loved it. He played with it until I dragged him away from it to go to bed.
|He just laid until the tree staring at the lights...|
|And then proceeded to give it tons of kisses.|
|We have a Christmas fan on our hands.|
Luckily you don't need a big fancy tree and expensive decorations to feel the Christmas spirit. Because with out all of that, it officially feels like Christmas in our little home, even though for once in the 4 1/2 years we have lived here, there is no snow on the ground. Maybe soon it will truly feel like Christmas with several inches of snow on the ground.
But just like Richard said after we had it all set up, it really feels like the Christmas season. And it will really feel like Christmas once we dig out our dollar store tree decorations and stockings. O the life of a student ;) One day, I will have all the gorgeous Christmas decorations, but for now, I love my dollar store decorations.
Because that is what our Christmas memories with our little family is made of.
And I wouldn't have it any other way.