Here are some pictures of my trees. These trees are the result of my Hallmark obscession which I have talked about before. I think about 90% of the ornaments on the three trees are Hallmark ornaments I have collected over the past 30 years. I don't think the pictures really do them justice, especially the big tree. You can't see the lights which always makes the tree more magical , but they're the best I could get.
The Teddy Bear Tree
This is a Barbie tree I decorated for Sarah. She's been collecting these ornaments since she was about 10. I thought it would be a nice surprise to do a tree in her room. She loved it.
Now for my little revelation. I was disapointed that I didn't get the big tree in the living room done before Sarah got home. We got it set up and put the lights on last night after she came home. This morning she and I decorated it. This picture is the result. We had such a good time decorating while listening to Christmas music. While we were decorating I realized that so often I worry about having things perfect rather than just letting things happen as they will. This decorating experience really brought home to me that sometimes things are just meant to be and I need to accept it. If I had gotten the tree decorated I would have missed a wonderful time with my daughter which is so important since I don't get to be with her very often. So this was a lesson learned for me and one I hope I can apply in my everyday life. As the Beatles so aptly said....."Let It Be"