Christmas Tree Shopping

Inflatable Father Christmas

This weekend we went out to buy our Christmas Tree.

As a young child, we never had a real tree, but this is a tradition we’ve taken up from my husbands childhood, as they would have a real one very year.

And to be honest, I’ve never really been fussed either way whether we have a real tree or a fake one.

But the one thing that I have come to truly love about having a real tree each year, is the wonderful family tradition its created.

It’s a time for our beautiful girls to excitedly put on their hats, coats and boots and run out to the car.

To trundle off through the countryside with mummy and daddy and to go out in search of the perfect tree for their family Christmas.

Though when we arrived at the field full of firs, it was not a particularly wintry scene.  The sun was shining brightly and it was actually rather warm with the rays of the sun on our backs.

But none the less, there was festive music playing in the background and smiling people milling around everywhere throughout the trees all full of festive cheer.

So around we went, in search of the elusive tree.

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 And then, after asking Mr B to pick up and twirl around about ten other trees, all rather similar looking of course, but some too tall, others to wide, and the rest just not right – we finally found The One!

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So then it was time to take the new addition to the family (be it all for a rather brief period) home with us to decorate it up and make it look all pretty.

Which, with little ones, is always a little more tricky than it could otherwise be!

But hilarious none the less!

Mr B and I just sat back laughing at one stage.

H was very proud to be ‘mummy’s little helper’ with the lights, garlands and baubles, though she kept going in the opposite direction to me, so the lights and garlands took FOREVER and got tangled up every few minutes, and the majority of the baubles are the base of the tree, which is where H could reach.

And do you know – they are still there!  I didn’t wait for her to go to bed, and hurry back down the stairs to reposition each of the glittery, multi coloured balls into more evenly spread out places, as they are just perfect how they are!!!  Messy and hiccaldy-piccaldy!

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Also while we ere decorating the tree, Little E decided that she got pretty bored of this task rather quickly and instead, took it upon herself to try and ‘eat’ the decorations!!

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Until we convinced her that placing the baubles onto the tree branches was far better an idea!!

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And here is the finished result……..

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Complete with all the purple baubles in one place!!……

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7 Comments

  1. 21st December 2014 / 9:59 am

    This is absolutely beautiful and screams ‘made with love’! xx

  2. 21st December 2014 / 4:11 pm

    I love you and your family! Can I join????? CUTE CUTE CUTE #sundaystars

  3. 21st December 2014 / 5:42 pm

    Adore the photos in this post. Really very special indeed. #sundaystars

  4. 21st December 2014 / 9:11 pm

    Lovely tree huni. I adore the picture of your gorgeous girls decorating it! Our tree looks like the dog has had it a Baby keeps yanking things off it and trying to get into the decorations xxx

  5. 21st December 2014 / 10:39 pm

    This is the sweetest thing! Your tree is gorgeous and so are your girls! #sundaystars

    • 29th December 2014 / 4:21 pm

      Aww thank you so much. It’s looking a tad less beautiful now though!! xxx

  6. 25th December 2014 / 1:26 pm

    Actually my darling Stephanie, I have to correct you… You did have a traditional Christmas tree several times when you were little! One of the traditional trees is still growing in our garden and is about 20 foot tall

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