Here is Rachel, my awesome helper this year! She straightened out each branch for me, and then I shaped each branch and put it in it's place on the tree.
Here it is in it's early stages. It is amazing to me each year how long it takes to put this tree together!
Don't I look happy? I am almost done! It doesn't help being 4'11" tall, and this tree is 7' tall!!! The last few rows are really stretching it for me, but I somehow manage to get it.
Here is the finished product! I love our tree, and it adds so much beauty to our home each year! Someday I will have an easier tree to put together, and then I will look back on this tree and be grateful for the experience!