Best thing ever...

Not sure about you all but the worse part of putting up our Christmas tree was ensuring that the 1000 lights were connected and working.  Honestly, it would take hubs a few hours just to find where a string had come unplugged (and of course because it was older I didn't have the strands that if one light went out the others stayed on...that would be too smart).   I know last year we had a section that he just couldn't figure out so I started grumbling quietly about getting a "prelit" tree this year and he totally agreed.

So this year we trudged off to 6 different stores looking at all the lovely "prelit" trees and trying to decide which one we were going to make our own.  I could see hubs already figuring out what he would do with all the free time he was going to get from buying me one of these babies.

After what seemed like hours I finally decided on an a lovely 7 1/2 foot  Oregon Pine with 800 clear lights on it but sadly found out that this specific store was sold out.  The sales clerk checked and one of the stores on the other side of the city had 3 so off we went to get the one.  Bonus was they were on sale for 35% off that ended up being around $250.  My 6 year old wanted to put it up the day we got home (which was two weeks ago) mainly because he associated the tree with Santa coming and wanted to ensure he covered all the bases early.

But we decided to wait to after Ladybug's birthday last week...I figure it's going to be hard enough having her birthday in December we don't need to overshadow it with Christmas.  So the other day while the boys were gone to work/school and Laila was napping this very pregnant mama pulled out the tree to see if it was really going to be that easy to put together.   Honestly, I'm not sure why we didn't get this tree years was so easy.  It took me maybe 2 hours from start to finish and I have to say it is just lovely !

I left ornaments for Hayden (with assists from  Laila) to put on when he got home but all in all it was the easiest assembly we have ever had.  So if you are in the market for a new "fake"tree I would strongly suggest getting a "prelit" one.

Here is a picture of the final product (I will try to take a better one later as this pic isn't the greatest and really doesn't represent how pretty it actually is).

My favorite time of the day (at least) for the next few weeks is coming downstairs early in the morning, turning the lights on the tree and enjoying my morning cup of tea in peace and quiet !

Now I'm in the mood for Christmas and all the joy it brings !

1 comment:

Shana said...

So pretty! I can't wait to see more pics!