Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree!

We did it!  We got a tree before the middle of the month and...it was not freezing cold, blowing winds or even snowing.  I know!  I know!  It was bound to happen sooner or later.

It is the perfect tree.  Every year I long for that tree with the smell of pine so thick in the air you can almost taste it.  I was told by the "Tree" guy that if I wanted that tree, this would have to be the one.

It also happened to be the one that our official tree selector settled on after a little encouragement from the tree buyers.  She migrates instantly to the $80, 9 foot trees that are more than I really want at Christmas.  I don't have the strength to decorate one that big with the help of my wee ones.  

Rosey put up the step stool and stood looking into, smelling and touching her tree for over an hour.  If I would have let her sleep in it, she would!

We will spend the day decorating it or maybe not since I have 3 additions to our children today, so we may postpone until later on this afternoon.  I am too faint hearted to attempt such a fate with 5 kiddies helping.

O.k. it took almost all day to get it done, but it turned out quite nice. I do notice from the picture that once again, I have shorted the lower branches. I am always one string short no matter how many strings I have. Oh well, it is still beautiful and my decorator Rosey was a great inspiration.


Tamaratravel said...

ok..I want photos...we are off Thursday to find the tree....

Shannon said...

Gorgeous tree! It looks like it should be in a showroom!
We go the fake tree route, but this year Bronte convinced me to buy a pine scented reed diffuser. Wahlah! Now our house smells like a tree!

Williamson Fam said...

Glad you found a good tree. We finally got ours decorated on Sunday. I need to put pictures up...maybe tonight. Yours looks nice. :)

The White House said...

I love the tree it looks beautiful, My girlfriend did a tag to show everyones christmas trees but mine is so bad i cant do it. I will wait to shop for one after the holidays

Will and Marcie Davis said...

It looks great! We went and chopped one this year and I have to say! Its TOTALLY Charlie Brown, and it doesnt really smell all that good! Hmmm!!!I've been tempted to put up the fake one and buy a scented candle! Your's looks BEAUTIFUL! Wanna trade!!! :) lol Its the memories you make while cutting it right? :) lol