We went back and forth on if we wanted to get a tree this year. With not a whole lot of extra room in the budget it was hard to justify spending that money on a tree that would literally die. But then my parents sent us some Christmas money and we decided to use part of that gift to buy our tree and hot chocolate.
We drove to Lowes and let the boys run in and out of the aisles full of trees. We found the perfect one for us and dragged it to the front of the store. Doug is a champion and strapped the tree to the van and off we went.
Decorating the tree is still rather stressful as both boys are so fully involved and aware with what is going on. Thankfully I think we only broke two ornaments in the process so I count that as a success.