on the first week of December, my true love gave to me,
our very first, little Christmas Tree.
One night after running some errands, Haig took me to the Christmas tree lot that is near our apartment. We just had a look around because we knew they wouldn't have the smaller size we were looking for. It was sweet of him to take me even if it was just to look around.
A couple of days later we had our first winter "storm" and it was so nice to have a little snow on the ground to go on our Christmas tree hunt on the weekend. We headed to my house on Saturday before I had to go to work for the evening. We took Winnie with us into the back field to look for our first tree. We found one that we sort of liked, but it seemed a little too wide for the corner we had been planning on putting it in.
Then we spotted another one that we liked, well, we spotted the top of a tree that we liked. Haig said it looked like the bottom of the tree was in bad shape. So, we did sometime that wasn't super nice, but we cut down the top of the tree! We put it in the backseat of the car, because we forgot we had our summer tires in the trunk. Our car has smelled like Christmas tree ever since. I bought some decorations at Michaels a couple of weeks ago. Haig and I decided on dark red and gold. We also just found a table cloth that we liked at value village which has turned into a make shift
Christmas tree skirt.
We decorated the tree with the First Presidency Christmas Devotional on in the background. Once we were finished decorating the tree, we were able to sit down and enjoy
Elder Bednar and President Uchtdorf's talks. I think we have started our first Christmas tradition.
"May the beautiful lights of every holiday season remind us of Him who is the source of all light."
-David A Bednar