Over the weekend we finally got a Christmas tree and set it up! This is the first time since I have been married (ahem, 9 years) that we have had a real tree. I have wanted one every year but it’s always easier, cheaper, and faster to set up our artificial tree. This year, however, I was determined to have the real thing! So while my parents were visiting (they own a truck) we all trooped over to a Christmas tree farm I came across online.
I forgot just how much fun it is hunting for the “perfect” tree. :) And having my parents there made it that much more memorable! Both Emma and my husband had me laughing because they were happy with any tree, but each in their own way. The minute we pulled up and jumped out of our car John said, “Let’s grab one of these little ones… how about this one?”. I was appalled – drive all the way out to a Christmas tree farm (okay, it was a 5-minute drive) and grab the first one you see? Inconceivable! But it WAS freezing outside so I didn’t take too long to figure out which one we should pick.
I tried to get Emma involved. “Do you like this one?”, I asked. “It’s BEAUTIFUL!”, she cried.
I walk over to another one. “How about this one?”
“I LOVE IT!”, she cries.
Okay, so she’s not picky. Realizing I wasn’t going to stretch this out much longer, we went with the second choice.
We literally have no room for a tree so we chose a small, not-too-full tree. It’s sooo much prettier than the fake one, though! And it smells wonderful.
I don’t think I can go back to our artificial tree again…