Last night was our Christmas Tree party. We got up in the morning and headed to Hilary and Andy’s place to have pancakes for breakfast. Then we went in their car to the farm where we were going to buy our tree. They were all wrapped up in netting, so we took the netting off a few to have a look. We would look at a few then compare it to the original one we liked, do this process a few times, before deciding on the one we wanted to buy. We put it through the ‘netting’ machine and then the boys rigged it up to the roof racks on Andy’s car. After collecting Oliver from school and changing cars a few times, we then drove back to our place. We went the back way so as to not lose any branches travelling at high speed on the motorway.
Once back at our place, we put the tree in the base, took the netting off and positioned it so its best side was facing the front. Then Hilary and Andy left us to it. We spent the afternoon decorating it with tinsel and lights, then rested for a while, before getting all the food organised. As people arrived, Adrian took a photo of them putting their decoration on the tree, and we have now posted all the photos onto the blog.
We had a great night, with good company and a beautiful tree. It’s finally starting to feel like Christmas now. Thanks to everyone who came – it was great to catch up with you all. It will be nice each year to decorate our tree and think of all the memories and stories associated with each piece.