We finally got our tree up this afternoon. It was a little more difficult than normal because everything is a little more difficult in a new place. We had to buy new lights because of the voltage difference. This took two tries because the first set of lights we got were a loop of lights - very strange and definitely not going to work on the tree! We also don't have our tree stand with us since it is in storage - one of those things that I didn't plan very well! Brendan had to run around and figure out where to buy one. He did find a really nice one today at a local garden center and got the tree there too. It would have been nice if we could have all gone with him but after all the pitfalls we had already run into it was easier for him to go alone. We got the tree up, lights on and ornaments on all before dinner. It was great. The kids were a little more into putting the ornaments on this year but we still had to finish up once they got bored. Click HERE for the 2007 tree post and HERE for the 2008 post.
Even Aoife got in on the fun and enjoyed wearing the reindeer antlers once she got used to them!