I said that we decorated the tree, but I forgot about the most exciting part! The first year that Steve and I got married we got some red, gold, and white ball ornaments for the tree. Then, slowly, we added things here and there, until the past two three years we have mainly had a white, silver, and gold tree - with a little bit of orangey-brown, one of my most favorite colors of all time. This year, as we pulled out all our tree decorations we decided, at 9:30pm, that we needed an update. This is one of the great things about living here. We called upstairs and found out that Kevin and Gennae were home, in exchange for some homemade apple pie (and which they normally do this for us out of the kindness of their hearts, regardless of apple pie or not) they took a monitor for us and we were able to run out to Target. Also, kudos to Target for having extended holiday hours and being open until 11:00pm so that people like Steve and I can decide last minute to change our tree decorations.
What we did was add blue to the orangey-brown that we already had and ended up with a tree that has my all time current favorite color combination right now, blue and orangey-brown. When we buy a house I really want to have an orange and blue bathroom or bedroom, it's my fav. I love our tree results. Love.
I also, for the first time ever, put candy canes on the tree. I don't like candy canes, nor do I really like them on my tree, but I knew that the girls would be excited about them. And they were/are. Oh, the sacrifices of a mother. :)