Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

I just finished decorating our second Christmas tree. Literally. Just. Now. I do a special one downstairs for S that revolves around his favorite things - Harley Davidson and sports, specifically the Hokies.

I love it so much more than my bigger, nicer, much more expensive tree upstairs. Of course the one upstairs this year just got a few balls and some bead garland, while this one got some TLC.

With the lights on...

With them off...

The tree topper...

Some of my favorites:

A little boxer in honor of Oz...







I just got this one last month and I love it!


How many Christmas trees do you put up? What kind of ornaments do you prefer? Do you think it was a waste of time to put a tree with only 10 days to go? Have you entered my GIVEAWAY yet?

16 comments:

Denise said...

I love your tree! The tree topper is cool.

I have 2 trees, one that is the "formal" tree and on that the kids decorate. I usually buy the kids an ornament every year to add to the collection.

Preston said...

We get a live tree every year and we put ours up last night. It looks beautiful. Ten days before Christmas is perfect timing, I think. We have tons of ornaments, more than we could ever put on one tree. We can pick and choose so each year it looks different. This year has glass and wooden ornaments, with a few really old glass ornaments and some fabric figurines. And one big patriotic flag ornament for Obama! Woo hoo!

Lula! said...

Do I dare out myself? Oh, ok...here goes:

We have 6 trees...the big 10 footer in the living room (it's all matchy-matchy and frou-frou) and a 7 footer in the dining room (it is our family tree--all the ornaments the girls have made, Hallmark treasures, ornaments we pick up from our travels, etc).

Then my girls each have one in their rooms--color coordinated, of course. Scott and I have a 4 footer in an urn in our bedroom...it has only crosses on it. Because we love Jesus.

And then he has his MAN'S TREE in his Man's Room...it's very Charlie Brownish...all different kinds of lights, a crappy star on top...and full of Star Wars, Nascar, Corvette, and Harley ornaments. Oh...and blue balls. He takes 2 small blue balls and hangs them together. Yeah. For real. 'Cause he's a perv. And then he walks around singing Larry the Cable guy's song..."Blue balls...blue balls...it's dollar night at the titty bar..."

Yes, Brandy...I wrote that in your comments. Please love me and do not fear me.

~Trish~ said...

Ok the HD topper is the best!!! I have a santa on a harley too on my tree! My ornaments are in no way consistant. Every year the kids and I each get one new ornament. I love how it looks!

Denise said...

Hey girl! I saw you won at Sunshine and Lemonade! Way to go!

I've never watched Weeds so you'll have to let me know if I need to add to my long list of addictions.

Jennifer said...

i love that you have two trees!! my parents did this one year... they had two live trees. it was cool. i'd like to put a small tree in each of the kids rooms and one in every other room that we don't have our big tree up... besides the bathroom, but i just haven't bought them yet... i have two small, small ones, but i want bigger for the idea i have planned. :)

we have our tree up, but not decorated... we got it a wk ago but had to move stuff around the house first before bringing it in... and we put it up last night but wanted the branches to drop some before decorating it. :) we are doing it tonight... I cannot wait... I love CHRISTMAS!! :)

love your tree. the topper is totally awesome!! :)

xoxoxo

and yes I did enter your giveaway... i hope to win it!! :)

April said...

I LOVE the little boxer! They are my FAVORITE dogs!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I have one tree but I've put it up twice because I bought a new one and put it up and put lights on it and 6 hours later it fell over and it ended up the stand was bad so I had to undo it and put it back in it's box and then return it and get the new onw and bring it home and put it up and now this morning it's learning.

Dern tree.

S said...

Even though I hate putting up the xmas tree, you make it rock. Just like you rock my world.

Jen said...

what a great tree! I so need to get my act together and put our tree up.

Shannon said...

So far we've only done one tree. But I think for next year, I will get a small one for the girls. We'll put it downstairs and they can decorate it with all the ornaments they've made from school.

Carrie said...

That is one seriously kickass tree! Love the topper!

Kat said...

I love your tree! I am posting about my tree issues tomorrow. And I do have issues :-)

And Lula's comment is making me giggle. Because we so need a man tree. For all the star wars, star trek, and Georgia Tech ornaments that we have...

2TooManyHats said...

Great tree! One is all I have the energy for. Our ornaments are a mix of kid made, you can tell which ones those are pretty easily, ones from my and dh's childhoods, and ones the kids have received each year from Santa. So it is ecelctic, but most have alot of meaning.

When the kids move out, they will take their ornaments with them - sniff, sniff. Not sure what we will do then. Perhaps we will decorate the tree with new ornaments from our world travels - yeah, right ;)

It is never too late to put a tree up.

Lump said...

TWO christmas trees??! I don't even have one. :(

I love your tree topper! AWESOME.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

WHERE did you get that tree topper?!