That's her name this year. Tilly. Tilly the telescopic tree. Why telescopic, you say? That doesn't make any sense, you say? Well, someone in this household who will remain nameless thought Tilly was but a tiny tree. So tiny a telescope is required to see her, they said. This slightly offended Tilly but as she concentrated on her beautiful array of handcrafted ornaments she was able to shrug off those hurtful remarks and fulfill her Christmas destiny.
I was confused by the use of "telescopic" in what one could only assume is a "microscopic" situation, but hubby assured me he truly meant "telescopic." Men. If it's not busting out the windows they just don't consider it a Christmas tree.
I don't think she's so bad.
And in other news, my mom surprised us with an amazing piece of Christmas artwork! When we opened this gem on December 1st I did a double take. At first I wondered if she had found someone to paint Leroy! Then I quickly realized that our baby's right eye is blue. ;) Apart from that, it is really a striking resemblance! Hubby and I were very excited about it - as was Leroy. He took a good sniff. I put it up in the living room where I had hung our new wedding photo. It is truly special and I can't wait to look at it year after year!
Happy December and Merry Christmas!