There was a time when I thought that the tree was not perfect unless the lights and the bows were spaced out just right and the ornaments were precisely placed . However, I have grown to love my tree completely and totally decked out by the kids. Even if the bottom branches are overloaded and drooping from the weight of the overabundance of decorations, our tree is perfect.
And tonight, beneath the tree, we found the perfect spot to share a story and hot chocolate. And yes, we did have candy cane stirrers as well!