First, we bundled up in our winter finery and trekked through the snowy woods to cut down our perfect tree.
I mean, we assembled and fluffed the tree we had purchased at Wal Mart a couple of weeks ago...
Next, we fastened glowing candles to the tree boughs.
Err...Paul performed man's annual struggle with tangled, half-lit multi-colored strands.
The fragrance of fresh pine filled the house.
Or was that a candle? Apparently faux trees shed as much as real ones.
An early gift or two couldn't wait to take their place under the tree!
Silliness ran rampant!
The Star Wars/nutcracker/silver and blue-themed tree turned out beautifully.
Paul and I are very excited for our first Christmas together (in the same country anyways =D)