I thought it was time to show you our Christmas tree. We had to start using an artificial tree quite a feww years ago becuse of kids with allergies. I miss the smell of a fresh tree, but it is nice not to have to worry about watering it or picking up dry needles. We got this tree 2 years ago and it is pre-lit. Of course we still end up winding lights through the middle of it, so they sparkle form the inside, but it does look really pretty when it's lit up.
Here are a few of my favorite ornaments. I apologise for the poor pictures. When I used the flash they were washed out, but without they look a little dark. You can get the idea of what they look like though. These first 2 are some of Bob's carved Santa's. They are each a little different. I like their old fashioned feel.
This is my newest ornament. I found this at the florist shop where Laura works part time. They had some really pretty ornaments, and again, this has a timeless quality to it.
Tis the season to be joyful!