Monday, November 26, 2012

The goose is getting fat





   






It's official.  Christmastime has arrived chez nous.  This past weekend, we picked out our very first Christmas tree ever.  We had so much fun running around the tree lot, looking for the THE perfect specimen to bring home to stay.  Of course, being the slightly type-A gal that I am, before going, I researched a bit on what kind of tree would be best in our house, and we decided to look for a Fraser Fir.  Apparently, they stay fresher longer and have that Christmas-tree smell I'm so incredibly fond of this time of year.

We looked around a bit, and as we were inspecting one - checking for any brown leaves or bald spots - a perfectly plump, bright green tree fell to the ground just next to us.  Gui picked it up to put it back in place, but once we realized how perfect it was, we decided the fallen tree was the one and we took it home with us.

Last night, we stayed up a little late adorning our lovely sapin with the very few decorations we actually have on hand (we're first-timers, here!), but we'll probably finish it off this week as we gather the rest of our Christmas decorations, including our stockings.  I feel like such a kid everytime I catch a glimpse of our lovely tree twinkling in the corner of our living room - it's a nice reminder that Christmas is really coming.

2 comments:

Evolutionary Revolutionary said...

Merry Christmas Sarah!! We're not getting a tree this year. :(

I hope your's makes it through the season (unlike ours from last year).

misplaced texan said...

Boo to no tree...but you're going to Paris anyway, right?! I'm hoping ours makes it through, too - I've been making sure it has water everyday so far, so we'll see.