Please everyone admire our Christmas tree because with a 1 year old and 4 cats, the bottom third of the tree probably won’t stay decorated for long!
To be honest, we had our tree up and decorated BEFORE Thanksgiving, but I didn’t want you guys to think I was crazy so I waited 2 days after Thanksgiving to post it. Hah.
In previous years we’ve had real live trees that we plant on the land after Christmas time. But the land has been on a bit of a hiatus, as we haven’t been able to go Upstate very often with work and a toddler.
To make things easier on us during the holiday season we decided we were going with a artificial tree this year. You guys, IT’S BEAUTIFUL! Ps. I got it from Grandin Road.
I know some people are anti artificial tree, but I don’t think you can not like this tree. It’s gorgeous! And can we talk about how bright it is? It’s pre-lit (so easy!) and has over 6,000 lights on it! I’m pretty sure it’s so bright you can see it from space!
And just like we do every year, we try to add a few ornaments from trips or special moments. I’d like to think of our tree as a keepsake of all the fun adventures we’ve been on over the years. Here’s 2016’s ornaments if you want to take a trip down memory lane.
Here’s our 3 new ornaments from 2018!
In February we took Enceladus to the Museum of Natural History (NYC) for the first time! It also happened to be our Anniversary, so it felt like we needed a ornament to celebrate this special day! I mean when you see dinosaurs for the first time, you need to remember that day! I found this at the Museum’s giftshop.
In May, I got to celebrate my first Mother’s Day as a human mom (I’ve been celebrating as a cat Mom for a while!). Enceladus surprised me with a little hand print! This needed to go on our tree!
In August we went on a magical family vacation to the Pacific Northwest. For almost a week we visited Olympic National Park and everything it has to offer. It was one of the most beautiful trips I’ve ever been on! It set the bar high for future family vacations!
Hope you like this year’s Christmas tree! Have you put up your tree already?
PS. Need to get in the holiday spirit? Easy. Make these Christmas cookies and put on Christmas music!