Misty Belle and Mr. Quinn: Mom, we're glad you decided to get a fresh tree and that you decorated the pencil tree in the living room.
Me: Aww, you're welcome pups.
Misty Belle and Mr. Quinn: Are you glad too mom?
Me: Yes, I'm glad I was able to put my vintage French postcards on the living room tree, and I know I will love having all of the family ornaments on the live tree in the family room once I am done putting on the lights.
Misty Belle: This postcard with the roses is my favorite!
Me: This one is my favorite, the people are all dressed up like they are going to a holiday soiree!
Mr. Quinn: I like the Bingo card that Linda sent you last year!
Me: Me too Quinnie!
Me: And I love the old felt stockings my mom made us, this one was for my Nanna, she would have loved you guys!
Misty Belle: Mom, you said you felt guilty not decorating this year, what is guilt?
Me: Well Misty Belle guilt is...oh nevermind, guilt is a beautiful thing this year!
Me: Misty Belle?
Misty Belle: Yes Mom?
Me: You better take another look out that window and see if Santa is on his way!
Update: A live tree, new stand, and new lights (though not enough) now grace our family room, so tonight's project will be getting more lights and trimming the tree. Though I don't say this often, ok, never, the guilt which led to us getting a tree really will be a beautiful thing when it's all said and done! :)