Monday, November 26, 2007

I did it...

Something I swore I would never, ever, ever do....

I bought an artifical tree over the weekend. I swore I wouldn't ever...but times are changing...

Our family tradition involves a yearly trek to the tree farm...where you have four different boys standing next to four different trees...proclaiming this tree is the best....throw in some snow and wind, along with frozen toes and noses.....

Once the final selection has been determined....it is ceremoniously cut down and tied precariously to the top of our vehicle.....

Ahhh...the memories...

Well, I got to thinking about my new cream colored carpet in my living room and the mess of the tree water that invaraible gets dumped...not to mention the pine needles...and once you get pass the first couple days...can you really smell the tree anymore? And...the fact that two of my children are scattered across the state of Minnesota...

After consulting the troops this past weekend...everyone (except maybe mom who likes to hold on to family traditions) was okay with going artifical.

It's a sad, sad day....but...no needles and no spilt water.

So, here we are trying to assemble our tree....





More pictures of the finished tree to come......

3 comments:

Megan said...

I'm struggling with the decision of real vs artificial tree. I've always had a real tree but the idea of putting a bucket of water in the living room - I have two dogs and a two year old.

Becky said...

If I were putting up a tree thats exactly what I would have too. Although I still have fond memories of christmas trees past also. The best was a blue spruce that I splurged for the year my kids got Teddy Ruxpin and the bbgun! LOL! God I miss those days.

NH Knitting Mama said...

Aw, that's okay! We've had an artificial tree for years... we get to enjoy it a lot longer than those with real trees, and we burn a Yankee Candle for the tree smell. It's all good.

Sorry I've been more of a lurker lately!