"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


 walking through the christmas tree aisles was the richest, 
thickest, most lovely christmas tree smell i have ever smelled.
i don't remember smelling the trees like that when we would go as kids.
but now!
so we walked around,
this one too thin,
that one too fat,
too tall,
not tall enough,
funny part on the back,
weird looking needles,
and then,
there she was.
so the tree selling man came over,
measured her in her 9 feet of glory,
and we said SOLD.
they sawed her bottom,
drilled a hole through the center,
made sure she stood up right in a stand,
loaded her up on our MINDY-van,
and drove our little family home with our tree tied to the top.
i felt like rolling down our windows to wave and smile at everyone on the way.
when we got home,
sean and i hauled her into the front room.
{i dropped my phone and shattered the screen on the front porch. i almost cried.}
and then my dad sent text messages:
"more to the door side"
as we centered her in the front window.
NOW it feels like christmas:) 
a wonderful christmas time.
{and my fingers itched all night from the slivers of broken glass i got from trying to use my phone.}
{i have dropped it a million times before much worse, and it has never broken. until now. boo hoo.}

one problem: no lights.
need to go buy lights.
and we're going to have to do some trimming around the bottom 
to get the train to fit.
i love her!
in all of her christmas pine smelling glory!


becca said...

wow huge tree I think you found my dream tree

Emmy said...

What a beautiful tree! So big too! And so so sorry about your phone :(

Amy said...

I can't wait for the day when we can buy real trees. I grew up with real trees. Never a fake. I miss it so much now.

What a sad phone story! When you trim the bottom of the tree for the train, save the boughs and use them to make a wreath for your front door. You're welcome.