O Rosemary, O Rosemary

Your leaves are so unchanging.  Well, they're sorta dead now but it was good while it lasted!  In case you're wondering what I'm talking about, it's our 'Christmas tree'.  Since we went home for two weeks this year, we thought it'd be a waste of time to get our tree out of the attic, put 'er together, fluff her up, stick some lights on her (I like tons of lights which equals lots of work), and put on the ornaments.  So, instead I had this great idea of using the pine-look-alike rosemary branches from the bush we have in our backyard.  Anthony was just telling me a month ago that that bush was getting a little overgrown.  So, of course I though, "why not kill two birds with one stone?"  You with me?  Here's what I did:
 Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of our 2010 'Christmas tree' until after we got home, hence why it's lookin' a little shabby...okay, dead.  But you get the point.  A few rosemary branches, a vase, and some ornaments is all there was to our 'tree' this year.  Lucky for us, our family in New York waited to put up their real tree until everyone was there to help so we did get to cross that tradition off our lists this year anyway.

Besides serving as our Christmas tree, it also made a great centerpiece for our table.  I love decorations that serve double-duty!  Anyone else have a non-traditional Christmas tree?

Happy New Year to you all!  Thank God for the past year, it's joys and trials!  I hope everyone has a great 2011!  I'm excited to see what God has planned!

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