Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Tree Day!

The day after Thanksgiving is always Christmas tree day at our house.  We have our favorite tree farm we drive to and tramp around in the mud looking at trees.  There is no doubt our family is there because you can hear the trees ringing with the sounds of "This one!"  "Look at this tree!"  "Pick this one!!"
We found the perfect tree.  We decided to go big because we have an awesome new tree stand to put it in.  No more tree massacres at our house.  I should have taken a picture of the stand but I didn't.  You'll just have to know that this awesome tree is not being held up by any old Walmart tree stand.
All morning, A was asking, "Is it time to go pick out a Christmas tree yet?"  "Why aren't we going yet?"  Wouldn't you know it, bout 2 minutes into tree shopping she was asking, "Can we go now?"  Apparently anticipation is 99% of the fun for her.
This was the easiest cutting down experience we've ever had.  D picked out the saw and he is hired!  It was big and sharp.  Maybe it is new.  Either way Roy was only under the tree for a few minutes.  Our biggest tree and the least amount of sawing time required.  Roy kept exclaiming how easy it was.  Usually he's flat on the ground complaining about sore arms and saws jamming and such fun stuff.  
 The kids loved watching the tree shake.  Every year we joke about there being a squirrel that will fall out.  This tree was big enough that could have happened!
Baling this baby was a job.  It ultimately took 4 people, some trimming of lower limbs and a lot of man-power and grunting.

Once we got it home we leveled the bottom as best we could before putting the stand on.  This was another experience of awesome-sauce.  The tree was almost instantly level, the screws went right in to support the tree and it stood tall with almost NO EFFORT!  Best tree raising experience ever!
We got it placed, cut the baling off and viola! Christmas tree perfection.  Now if only we can find a tree farm that grows pre-lit trees we will be in Christmas tree heaven!

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