We went out this past Sunday to find our Christmas Tree. There is a tree farmer just up the road from us & we started going there last year (our first year in a long time to have a real tree). The boys love walking through the fields of trees looking for "the perfect one." Each one has to try his hand at cutting it down. Then we haul it home & decorate it.
We came home after church & had lunch. Then we all piled back in the truck & headed to the tree farm. After we got the tree home & inside, I took some time to read the paper & get a grocery list together. Then J & I headed out to do the grocery shopping. By the time we got home, the two older boys & Daddy had the tree up, lights & garland on & ready for decorating.
Just before bedtime, the boys put on the ornaments. For the most part, the majority of ornaments on the tree this year are theirs. Each year my hubby's aunt buys everyone an ornament. She has been doing this since my hubby was a baby. Each year as I take the ornaments off the tree, I package each of the boys in to separate bags. That way I can just hand each of them their ornament collection to hang.
We do have other ornaments for the tree. At one point in our married lives we bought a house and it had a HUGE great room...as in 30 feet ceilings. I kind you not. We bought a 15 foot tree that year & had so little in the way of ornaments that it was almost laughable so we bought more. We still have all those ornaments. Needless to say, many stay in the boxes & never get hung on the tree. Some day we may have need of them...hopefully.