This weekend was FULL of Christmas events. Yesterday morning was the wreath and Christmas tree pick up for the boys's cub scout pack. It was rainy and cold, but it was actually a lot of fun. We ended up purchasing a very small Christmas tree and a wreath but when I saw the tree it was way too small. I purchased a second tree to put up in the house and decided to put the smaller tree on the front porch.
I ended up putting the second tree up - a 6 footer - by myself. It was heavy and very, VERY full so it was hard to put into the tree stand. Just as about the time I was about to burst into tears, I let go of the tree and it actually stayed up. It was even straight! My hands were bruised and one of my fingers was bleeding, but the tree was up!
After I put the tree up, the boys and I went to the Pizza with Santa event. They had a lot of fun running around with their friends and the were able to see Santa. After the event, we picked up some lights for th larger tree and I put them on the tree. I couldn't wait and hoped that the lights didn't fall off when the tree opened up. This morning, the boys and I put up ornaments and later in the afternoon, we all made cookies with the little girls next door. It was a busy BUSY weekend!