tradition" and go to a tree farm to cut down our very own tree! We packed up Rome and headed to Greenfield last Saturday afternoon. We get to the tree farm, and there were literally 1000+ trees there that you choose from and chop down yourself. Justin gets handed the saw (which he was disappointed because he thought he would be given an axe), and I get handed a piece of paper that helps identify the species of tree so you know what you're buying and what the cost is. Well, it was fairly cold, and we just wanted an 8ft tree, nothing fancy. There are families out there with their tape measures, rope, the works. We see the first tree that looks about 2 feet taller than Justin, and Justin starts sawing away. I started looking at the tree, and then back at the piece of paper I was given, and it looks to me like the tree we are cutting down is not only one of the most expensive trees (a Norway spruce), but it's needle retention says *FAIR*! When I read that, I immediately thought our beautiful 8 ft tree was going to look like the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree in a week! For about 2 seconds Justin and I actually contemplated acting like we hadn't started sawing the tree down and start looking for a new tree with EXCELLENT needle retention...then we realized that would make us horrible people!
And to make a long story even longer, we had some issues getting the tree to stay standing, and it still doesn't have a topper because our star topper is too heavy and keeps falling off... but without further ado, here are some pics of the tree and our holiday decor (and Roman's scrunchie face because I put him in his puffy coat)!
|This is actually the tree in the basement, but I love how he is reaching to put in on the tree!|
|It would look so much better with the silver star on top...sigh|