Last Sunday Bobby and I got a tree. Neither of us had any kind of Christmas decorations when we moved up to Colorado, so the idea of having to get everything down to the ornament hooks almost dissuaded us. In the end though, we decided it would be nice to have a tree, since it would be our only holiday decoration. We started the day off by having a late breakfast downtown at Snooze, a place we usually ditch once we hear the waiting time. This day we were in luck- only 15 minutes.
Bobby, hitting Snooze.
Me, dreaming about pancakes.
This place was awesome. Well worth the wait. And maybe next time we'll wait longer now that we know how good it is.... maybe.
Bobby, looking shifty, drinking his whiskey cider at 11:30 a.m. I found this particularly hilarious because Bobby rarely drinks at all, so it was even more absurd that he chose to have a breakfast cocktail. But it was hot, so that makes it a breakfast drink, right?
At first, we tried to go all eco-friendly thrift store chic with our tree trimmings- but then when we realized the thrift stores (we checked 3) were selling craptastic dinged up ornaments for 3 times what Target sold them for, our frugality won out. We picked up the tree and base at Loew's, and then went across the parking lot to Target and got a box of 50 ornaments, multi-colored lights, and a star for under $30. I love buying second hand for lots of reasons but when it's MORE expensive for LESS quality, well, I'm not going to cling to principles blindly.
While Bobby built the base I queued up a She-Ra and He-Man holiday special. Thanks Hulu!
The tree, in its new home. The rest of the pictures speak for themselves- let the trimming begin!
Well, wait, maybe this needs explanation- I'm not giving the tree a haircut, I'm cutting the baling... ok, back to pictures!
I love how our tree turned out. It smells great, looks beautiful, and it makes me grateful for sunsets at 4:30. More time to enjoy the Christmas lights.