Today we are both back to work after our not long enough getaway to Mandi’s parents house. Yesterday we had the day all to ourselves so we decided on getting our Christmas tree and breaking out the decorations. We are experimenting this year and putting the trunk of our tree in boiling water after the first cut. We heard from Mandi’s brothers girlfriend (who’s family owns a tree farm) that this will make our tree last longer. Has anyone ever heard of this? I will let you know how it goes.
If we aren’t to tired after work we are going to put the lights and ornaments on the tree. Tradition is we video tape the whole tree decorating then speed up the video and add a Christmas song to it. After we have a few years we will put them all together on a DVD. I am sort of excited because this is our second tree together which means it is also our second video.
My dad hung or outside lights for us this year. He must have really missed us when we were gone. We still have 2 boxes of outside lights. I am thinking about framing out the windows. Besides the cold weather everything about this time of year is so magical. I love sharing it with my beautiful fiancée. It is crazy to think that next year will be our first Christmas as wives! I can not wait.