We went into town at the local grocery store, and bought a little tree, a few ornaments, a very flashy star topper, and voila–we had our very own, first Christmas tree together. This little tree was not your Neiman Marcus, put it in a magazine kind of tree…but more like the Charlie Brown tree–cheap tinsel, but a lot of love and memories.
We were tempted to just leave the tree and the decorations when we left our honeymoon, but decided to keep it. The next year, we put that little tree up again in our first apartment. We loved it. It was a reminder of our honeymoon, and the first Christmas we spent together.
Each year, we put that little tree up, with the grocery store decorations and all. Little did we know, it would become our Jesse Tree a few years later.