First off, it's important to wait until it's nearly dark before you go out looking for the best tree.
You don't want this to be too easy.
But, anyway, you can't see them this year for all the snow.
Is this a good one?
For once, everybody agrees that this is the right tree... except mom.
She keeps her mouth shut. After all, she doesn't want to be here all night.
Isn't this like the first clue that something's different about this year's tree?
Does it always take 5 people to drag your tree to the car?
Second clue... Where are you planning to put that thing?
Many belly laughs later....
Whew! Did it.
Um.... is it really okay for it to stick up that high while we are driving down the road?
It's official. The suburban is now a peacock.
And we trimmed, and we trimmed, and we trimmed....
See those boots? They are attached to someone buried under branches.
Guess we won't be having a lot of room for company...
And we trimmed, and we trimmed and we trimmed some more....
Even the palm tree lost about 10 feet when it got in the way of the clippers.
I guess I can live with that.
Happy memory making from our house, to yours.