Putting it up!

Last week I made a decision that this year I would surprise Chris' Mom, Donna, but putting up and decorating their Christmas tree. The most important part about that is the 'and decorating' part of it. Before Chris and I started dating and I started to practically live here at their house, Donna survived here with only Honey as the only other female company. 

...and what's so bad about that?! Are you saying there's something wrong with BOYS, Momma?

Just her, her husband Jim, and their three boys (Chris, Steve and Kevin)...and none of them are real get-into-the-spirit types.

Their idea of decorating is finally giving in to Donna's request to put the tree up by putting it up (it's artificial) and throwing some net lighting over it. 

This year, I thought that Wesley and I would take matters into our own paws and hands.

Ready for assembly, Mom!

It was a tree in three sections, and didn't take long at all to piece together. 

...well, that didn't take long at all. Good job!

Then it was time for lights and ornaments. The lights were the stupid light netting, because that's all they have.  Upon futzing with it I sent Chris a text warning him that should he thinks that net lighting is a proper solution once we at some point have our own home...he's in for it from me. 

The holidays are the holiday unless you have some good old string lights to curse at as you untangle them! LOL

And here is the complete tree! Only...when taking the picture...silly stupid, excited-about-it me forgot to plug the lights back in. D'OH!

Ta-da! But wait...what about the lights?!

I sent Chris a picture of the finished product and he says he swears that somewhere there are more ornaments, so when he gets back we're going to make a sojourn into the attic to to dig around and see what we can find. 

Of these ornaments there was one I came across that I just love.

It looks older, and he's a little broken on that left arm (on the backside where you can't see) but there was something about it. When Donna gets back later, I plan on asking her about it. 


  1. Yay Wesley we can comment. Earlier today we tried to comment on Wordless Wednesday but we could never get a comment box.
    We loved your sweet little face at rest yesterday. Bravo to you and Mom for surprising Ms. Donna. she will love it that her tree is up, decorated and lights shining
    Hugs madi your bffff

  2. We bet Donna will be very pleased!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  3. Wesley directed the tree festivity very well! We are not decorators so we only do it once and just cover with a sheet the rest of the year.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. What a beautiful job you and Wesley did!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  5. You did an awesome job! The tree looks beautiful☺

  6. BRAVO! can you come to me too to decorate my tree... just in case my momma will buy one before easter :o)

  7. THAT is a gorgeous tree and WE like that orneryment Too.. It was so nice of you to put this surprise together!!


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