after our annual ornament discussion, we decided to try purple and gold this year! i wasn't sure how the two would look together, but it actually turned out very nice!
the night we decorated, i don't know why, but it took us until 10 or 11 at night to get all the decorations on and to put out our snow village. here are the girls in the pj's enjoying the decorating process. if you'll notice the bottom 2 feet of the tree is pretty bare! kawena has actually been surprisingly good about the tree. she loves to look at it and every once in awhile she forgets the tree is not for touching. we'll quickly remind her and she'll step back and just look!
here's the tree at night. mitch played around with the aperature and shutter speed to get these two very different exposures of the tree!
here you can get an idea of just how bright 1200 christmas tree lights are! the reason it takes that many lights is because mitch meticulously wraps the lights around every branch of the tree all the way to the trunk! i love the effect!
we really could eat dinner by tree light! so romantic!!