Saturday, December 22, 2012
Oh Birch Tree, Oh Birch Tree!
It began as a joke.
I wonder if we'll ever get a Christmas tree this year. Maybe we should just put lights on the birch trees.
"Oh birch tree, oh birch tree, how lovely are your branches!"
Son number one even drew a picture of what our birch trees would look like, all decked out in their Christmas finery.
While the boys were out of the house yesterday, I found a string of white lights in the basement and I did it. I put lights on our birch trees. The oldest sons think it's hysterical. The youngest son is a little concerned that Mom has totally lost her marbles this Christmas.
Seriously, who would NOT want a birch tree strung with lights in their home for the holiday season? I think I may be a bit of a trend setter this holiday. Just you wait! Next year, you'll be seeing trees just like this one all over Pinterest!
It could happen!
Will a Christmas tree happen? Who knows! Strangely, I'm very laid back about the holiday trappings this year. I have all of my sons home. We're healthy. We're happy to be together. My dear hubby is working twelve and fourteen hour days, six and seven days a week, to make Christmas happen for other families. He has a great job that, thanks be to God, supports us all. The pantry is full and the laundry is done. We have snow on the ground and Christmas in our hearts.