In my mission to get some “Christmas Spirit” I decided it was time to get the house decorated! Now – I couldn’t hang ornaments until the girls got home because that’s definitely a family thing but I could do some of the other decorating while they were at school. The first thing I did was put up my tree collection. Instead of santas or snowmen … I collect trees! I don’t have a good picture of it but I also tied a bunch of shatterproof ornaments from ribbons and hung them over our kitchen table. If you check out my instagram stories you should see a peak at this crazy! Luckily my husband loves my crazy and thought it looked cool instead of being mad about the holes in the ceiling ! Once the girls got home from school we started trimming the tree right away. They had gymnastics but Cedi had a sore throat so we thought tonight would be a good night to take a break and get the decorating done. I love all the memories that come back when I hang ornaments on the tree. The angel about is 35 years old! My godparents gave it to me for my very first Christmas. I have a lot of cousins so when my grandma passed away we each just got one or two things to remember her by. I got a juice glass (she always gave us tang in the morning!) and her collection of bells for the Christmas tree. Each year when I hear them ring I think of my grandma. We have a cottage style house so we cut down a tall tree from our backyard. This year it’s only about 16-feet and it’s definitely a Charlie Brown tree – just how I like it! We had the tree decorated by 6:30 with minimal yelling and fighting … I call that a win! I don’t know if I have my Christmas spirit just yet but today definitely helped!