We don't have that many decorations so it really didn't take that long, and we bought our dinky little fake tree at the Hiper Paiz, with "Wal-mart Guatemala" stamped on the box.
I need to get a Christmas tree scented candle to make me think that my tree is real. BabyM helped daddy spread apart those plastic and metal branches.
BoyD got the honor of putting the star on the top.
BabyM kept herself busy with her biter biscuit and watched the festivities.
When we explained to BoyD the diffence between stockings and a bean stalk, he wanted to experince the stockings first hand.
BoyD got to eat a candy cane off of the tree, and when I told him to "hold up your candy cane" he took me very seriously.
The almost finished product. (we have since added some shiny globes to fill in the holes so you can't see the metal "innards" of the tree.
After the kids went to bed, Brandon made us a fire and a little pallet on the upstairs balcony in the chiminea. We sat out there and enjoyed the fire and drank some decaf coffee flavored with French vanilla creamer and had a wonderful time. Here are some photos of what we experienced.
All in all, it was a wonderful, festive, evening.