Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Tree 2015

Thanksgiving 2015 came & went.
And I have about 3 random photos to show for it. Shoot.
It brought the rain & cold along with the turkey & pies for our holiday this year.
And that meant our usual tromp through the forest the day after Thanksgiving for our perfect Christmas tree was dampened (haha- sorry- it was too easy) by all that rain.
Enter: Home Depot to save the day!

 We parked our car about 5 feet from the tree tent.
Unloaded our crew & peeled our eyes for "the tree."
Bless those sweet Home Depot shoppers for smiling gracious smiles our way…that brood up there sure is cute, & sure is LOUD.

 And about 1 minute later, there it was.
For real. Tent tree shopping is fast!

 We shook off the cold rain water, smiled for a few obligatory photos…that turned out so well…
(see below photo for proof) & brought our tree to the shaker to get all wrapped up.

 We gathered around the heaters, causing a bit of a scene when someone, who shall remain nameless, but who is in the photo below, couldn't get his dad's attention that he wanted to go with him to pay, then all hightailed it inside for a quick restroom break (Home Depot has real bathrooms too- not port-a-potties…amen).

 By the time we made it out, Mitchel & some boys had loaded our precious cargo atop the swagger wagon & it was time to head home.
The rain even held off long enough to get the tree home & unloaded.

All in all it was a good tree hunting day after all.
We missed the tree farm & the sawing & the hay rides, but the rain & mud pushed us to the easy route this year, & we still had fun.
Until I saw the receipt at home.
Did you know Noble Firs cost a lot of money?
Well. We didn't. Do now.
But it's pretty!
And that's the kickoff to our favorite holiday season.
Yay for Christmas!
Now to finish the shopping & just enjoy the break from the usual chaos.
Or embrace the chaos & enjoy the season?
Whatever. I'm just going to enjoy.

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