We visited the adorable tree farm of Lowes to find our tree. We found the perfect one, it just happened to be a foot too perfect once we got it in the house. Jamie used his manly skills and sawed off some of the trunk and branches.
He loves working with tools and enjoys fixing and building things in general so he was psyched. He recently had a lot of fun installing a safety gate. Those deep sighs must have been because he was so relaxed and couldn’t imagine one single other thing he’d rather be doing than installing a baby gate that turned out to be too small for the doorway after all. I’m sure if asked if he’d like to sit in his favorite chair with the paper and some coffee he’d say, “Heck no, bring on another baby gate. I won’t rest until each doorway has one!”. I know he doesn’t like these tasks, but I think he’s actually really handy and I always appreciate his hard work.
Despite his lack of enjoyment, Jamie did a GREAT job fixing the tree and I was able to use a lot of the extra greenery to decorate the house, so all worked out perfectly. Once the tree was decorated, Jamie and Elly put on the final touch, our star that never quite manages to stand up straight, but we still think it’s pretty and like it just as it is!