Sunday, November 28, 2010

On Picking a Christmas Tree

I'm almost embarrassed to post this, but hey, we can't have ALL the fun. Every year we have a memorable Christmas tree. We can't help it. We're the best at making memories.

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.

 Okay, guys...
I guess I can live with that.
Happy memory making from our house, to yours.


waldenbunch said...

We just pick out our tree from a local lot but the whole process, from the picking to the decorating to the Russian tea we drink is our favorite part of the holiday season. Since we do it on Thanksgiving night we also read from our blessing jar for the year. It looks like you guys had a great time.

La Tea Dah said...

That is one fat and sassy tree! What fun! I look forward to seeing it all decorated with twinkles and shine!


momof4boys said...

that is too funny! We'll never find a tree like that up here. They just don't grow that big. Your house will feel very big again, come January when you take it down. Looks like lots of fun. Julie

Mama in Uganda said...

What fun, fun memories!

Thanks for sharing--I had a huge smile on my face as I read through your "play by play."

Blessings from 110 degree Africa--where we are making a Christmas tree out of green construction paper :-)


Jenny said...

Too funny!! Thanks for the laugh this morning! What fun memories for everyone!! Be blessed!