Ok...so every year I love to have my tree up for my birthday. It's just something I love to do since I never could as a child. Well having the DH that I do, he always makes sure that happens for me. So he goes down last night and brought it up from the basement. We put it together, plugged in all the pieces (prelit) and bam...every other set lights. UGH...I forgot last year something happened and we lost a few strands of lights. So we spend a few hours fiddling with it and come to the conclusion that we need to take OFF the lights. And we will just put our own lights on it now. (cheaper than buying a new tree)
So our goal today is to get the lights on it and get it decorated. It's a long process to decorate our tree. We have to reflect on each ornanment as we put it up. The kids all have to get their memories out and then we have to put the boxes back. Just a tad OCD about my stuff. I have all the original boxes and packagings. And everything MUST be put back the proper way or else.
So I will let you know how the day progresses. It's Zander's turn to put the star on the tree this year. Even years- Zander. Odd years-Will. Off to wrap the lights and bring up the many many boxes of ornaments!