|Evan and the Snow Princess|
This year though, we decided to work on our budget. Yuk. I hate that word. I know I shouldn't but it just makes me feel like a child again with an allowance. And what a time of year to re-start the budgeting again! We started with the tree. We had a family vote and instead of going to our annual Christmas tree farm and cutting down the tree as a family event, we headed down to McLendon's Hardware on their Saturday Sale and picked up a tree for $14.88. That was a savings of a little over $20. The boys were excited as it was extra money for their presents.
|2010 Christmas tree|
But what a blessing it was to receive a check in the mail for some reimbursement that we had turned in months ago! Enough to cover the lights and a little extra. Can you see the lighted star at the top of the tree? It's not exactly what I was looking for, but it will do. Here's to hoping that the rest of the lights and ornaments stay put and on.