The kids have been nagging me to decorate for Christmas since the Halloween decorations went down. Every time they've asked, I've said no. But this Sunday we finally caved. I'm not exactly sure how it even happened. The kids started begging yet again and Marshall and I both hesitated for just a fraction of a second. And that's all they needed. They noticed that brief hesitation and they all started cheering, "Yay, we get to decorate for Christmas today!!!". Marshall and I just stood there with looks of unbelief on our faces, wondering how everything went so wrong, so quickly. Perhaps this is how Marshall felt when the kids and I ganged up on him and talked him into letting us get a snake. (or three)
Anyway, accepting defeat, Marshall got out the decorations and I went to work setting them up. We've always had just one Christmas tree. Until now. This year we have two. I took advantage of the after-Christmas sales last year to buy a fabulous, full-sized (7 and 1/2 foot) PURPLE Christmas tree, pre-lit with purple lights. Oh yeah. It's purplicious. You wanna see it?
If you haven't already, hop on over to Marshall's blog to see the fabulous picture he took of the purple tree.
You know what just happened? I got through one whole post without mentioning Twilight. No wait. I just mentioned it. Sigh. Never mind.