On the Sixth (blog) Day of Christmas . . . I give you . . . my Christmas tree!
Yeah, it's listing a bit to the left. But it's a real beauty of a tree!
Back in the early days of our together-Christmases, Tom and I always went to an in-town Christmas tree lot for our trees. We were poor grad students back then, and usually went for the Charlie-Brown-style trees that we could afford on our student-budget. When the kids were little, we used to pile them into the car and head for a local tree nursery, where the kids would squabble and go Christmas-crazy, and Tom and I would stress out as we tried to pick out the "perfect" tree. Happy times - and fun memories.
But, then. . . things changed. Brian started to play travel hockey -- and our lives got a whole lot busier. Especially on the weekends, and especially in December. We had no time for squabbling over the "perfect" tree. We had no time for trees . . . at all!
So we purchased an artificial tree.
An articial tree that saved our lives (from a time-in-December standpoint).
But, oh, how I hated that tree!
This year, I convinced Tom (with very little convincing necessary, actually) that it was time for the artificial tree to GO! The two of us headed to Mott's Tree Farm earlier this month . . .
where we had a great time searching for the "perfect" tree.
I'm happy to report . . . no squabbling! And no stress!
Just a couple of empty-nesters having a fun time at the tree farm.
They even shake, wrap, and tie your tree to the roof of your car at Mott's.
It took us over a week to actually get the tree lit and decorated! But it's just lovely.
After all these years . . . finally! The "perfect" tree!
How about YOU? What's your tree like this year?