Monday, December 17, 2007

Slowly, the house gets ready for Christmas

Well, I accomplished a fair bit today.
I took our tree from lit to lit plus some decorations, with Acer's help. Thank you Ikea for 48 unbreakable ornaments! Of course, currently the decorations are all clustered in the three foot and under section of the tree, but I'll add more different ones up higher later.

I also put up our WAY COOL color changing LED Season's greetings sign, both the tree and the sign were major scores from the store I work at. I totally don't mind waiting, or will put up with small and fixable problems for a good price (it's the Scot in me).
I also decorated our scrawny weeping Alaskan cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula') with more super buys from work - five huge dangling ornament strings. I put them up last year and I don't think we ever had as much snow on the ground as we do now.
I'm not sure if we'll be able to get our lights up and running this year, they are mostly up and mostly running but we haven't turned them on yet because I still have to re-fix some. Yup, I actually can fix Christmas lights, even icicles. I've run the same tree lights since '96 if you can believe that.


Sharon said...

That is so adorab;le that you have the 'acer reach' decorating style! I can't wait to have that next year!!
God Bless your precious first Christmas together!! Here comes Santa Claus, look out! I know you must feel like you already got everything you want, except maybe some sleep.

Monica said...

Ah, yes, I can totally relate. My picture perfect tree has all the unbreakable ornaments within arms reach of the Princess and all the breakable ones at the very tip top. We also have a very decorative green string tying the tree to the window frame so a special someone doesn't pull it over on her head!!!! And you know what? I think it is the most beautiful Christmas tree we have ever had!!

Sharon said...

Great Pictures!! That tree is perfect. You are so lucky to have snow at Christmas! We have rain and fog but with the twinkly lights everywhere, I don't mind a bit.