Last night was our night with the girls for Kids in the Kitchen, but they ended up staying out of the kitchen and just letting us do our thing. I made some cilantro rice and then we set out a taco spread so it was easy-peasy.
The usual suspects – guacamole, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, ground beef, chips, and taco shells.
The reason we were in a rush was because we were going out to pick up a Christmas Tree last night! I was so excited because last year, we waited a long time and ended up buying a really sad 2.5’ fake tree and it just didn’t feel like Christmas. When I was little, we always used to have a huge real tree and it was such a fun tradition picking it out, decorating it and then setting up our train to go around the three.
I really was leaning towards a real tree again this year, but with the crazy amount of traveling we’re doing in December, maintaining it is going to be rough. Not to mention, we have carpets throughout our apartment (besides the kitchen and bathrooms) so it would just be messy. I agreed to go with a fake tree again, but insisted it be at least 7’ tall. We went to Target and all their fake trees are on sale, and we found one that was 7’ for just $40! Right after we got back, we all got to work…
Wil, Charkey, and Nora.
It took about 30 minutes or so to get the tree itself set up because we had to put the three parts together and spread out all the branches.
Charkey, Me, and Nora.
After the tree was up, we went crazy with lights and ornaments… and it was done!
It was so pretty when we turned the lights down.
Though getting a good picture of a light Christmas tree is definitely easier said than done.
So now the question – if you celebrate Christmas, did you go real or fake this year with your tree? Do you feel strongly one way or the other?