After the disappointment of yesterday, my parents didn't waste any time getting out to the tree lot this morning. It was chilly and windy and ready to rain so we didn't have a lot of time to waste. Since everyone was still out shopping we had no crowds to deal with and plenty of beautiful trees to choose from. It didn't take long to find a great tree and after a few pictures we got it tied down and headed home. Lesson learned - don't wear dress shoes to a tree lot - they are usually pretty muddy!
Today I went down for a nap without a problem and when I woke up Daddy had the tree in the stand with lights already strung and ready to decorate. I spent more time playing with the ornaments and taking them off the tree than actually hanging them but nothing got broken (yet). After all the dinner prep yesterday my parents decided to go out for dinner tonight and since Jeff was in the neighborhood he met us. We headed for someplace that we knew would be empty on a Friday night - IHOP! By the time we got home it was bedtime so I got into my Christmas flannel jammies and went right to bed.
Peyton Nicole Smith