I am pleased to report that our family WILL have a Christmas tree this year. I sent my husband and son to Kmart on Sunday to purchase the artificial tree. I gave my husband the following guidelines:
1) Find a tree within the amount I was willing to spend (of course he went over that amount)
2) Make sure the tree was pre-lit with white lights (he got this part right)
3) Buy a Martha Stewart one because I like her style (she wouldn't steer us wrong, right?)
The tree he chose would not have been my first choice. I'm sure it will be fine once we finish shaping it and begin putting on ornaments. We don't have many ornaments, so the tree will be pretty bare this year. I used to own quite a few of ornaments, but got rid of them several years ago because I couldn't stand the clutter (I'll save that story for another time). I'll be sure to post pictures of the tree once we get around to decorating it. The important thing is that my son is really enjoying the tree. If your tree is up and decorated, I'd love to see pictures.