Oh Christmas tree
Oh Christmas tree
You were such a pain in the rear end to put up this year- But don't worry I still love you
(decorating my parent's tree)
So... Saturday... we decided to put the lights up on the outside of our house and get the tree later... later came... and even later came... and then it was 5pm and dark and we had just started looking for a Christmas tree. Our usual place (that we got a giant tree last year for $20) had upped their prices (double!) and their tree's weren't all that great. Boo and hiss.
(snow man tree!)
So we headed to the ever faithful "cut your own tree down and pay a fortune for your tree" place... but... I just couldn't spend $75 on the tree I wanted. I mean... I got leather BOOTS for that much and I get to enjoy them longer than 4 weeks. So it was a no go.
We ended up at OSH of all places. And picked a tree (at 8pm) without seeing it opened or anything. It was like the blind audtion off the Voice. Oh you want to be our tree? Ok... you look tall enough and you are thicker than the rest... you can be on our team.
Opening that sucker... was like the scene from Christmas Vacation where the branches all of a sudden snap out and Chevy Chase says "A little full... lots of sap"... not to mention that our tree (that I have now named Harold- as in "hark the HAROLD..." yes I know it's really spelt herald) wouldn't stand up straight. He squished me 3 times. So we had to cut some branches off to make him even and balanced.
And now Harold looks fantastic. Husband says, "Its our best tree yet!" And I have to agree. We did pretty good picking Harold to be on our team. OH and are you loving my parent's tree (its the white one up top)? Inspiration found via pinterest.
(Merry Christmas from Lucy!)
P.S. Want to see my favorite ornament? Husband in 1989... love him.