So, as they say, this is the most wonderful time of the year!
However, I am harboring some guilt.
Because THIS is my 2013 Christmas tree .
With us leaving for Disney so soon after Christmas, I was worried about taking our massive tree down in time. I worried the dogs would attack the tree while we were away, toppling it for our house sitter. And, mostly, I was worried that with so much to do before we leave, the tree would just be an added burden.
Yes, call me Scrooge. I have been called worse.
I honestly didn’t even feel guilty until I pulled this little tree out of the box. I am not even sure how I was surprised – the box was only two feet long. How big did I think the tree lurking in there was?
Either way, the kids and I had a great time making the decorations for the tree. There are some out of play dough, some are blank cardboard ornaments from A.C. Moore that we dolled up and then we made these simple candy canes out of pipe cleaners.
The moral of the story – it isn’t about the size of your tree, it is about the love in your heart.
At least that is what I keep telling myself.
We will do it up right in 2014!