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A Tall Tale

As is tradition, we headed out the day after Thanksgiving to get our tree…after deciding with new babies and low energy levels we shouldn’t venture too far we decided on a more local farm…I was glad…the thought of caravan out for an hour drive and then hiking around with the babies was overwhelming to me:-)
Holden was ready:-)

It was COLD…and we had the kids dressed in festive attire hoping for some great photos…I love the tie look:-)
 
The group at the ready…Tom loves it when they give you a big saw to carry around…
 
The bummer is this is this farms last year…a bigger bummer because once we found our tree it just might be my favorite one yet!  A Norway Spruce…we will have to search for other farms that have this kind:-)
There was LOTS of discussion about how big OUR tree would be…we knew Tom’s folks would get a tall tree…and we knew Beth and Josh needed a small tree…but what tree would we get?  Where would it go?  Tom declared we wouldn’t get a huge tree…we didn’t want to spend a lot of money on it…
I thought we should take advantage of the height and size we could get…after all we could put it in our practically empty front room…BUT I understood the cost thing so I started looking at the mid size trees…
So since this was the last year the tree farm would be open, they had limited wander area and limited trees…you can only choose and cut a marked tree…we found a beautiful tall one right away and thought it would be good for Tom’s folks…looking around the good trees were either 15+ feet or less then 6 ft…the prices were pretty good too…so all of the sudden Tom says we are getting a BIG tree…hmmm…luckily there were two and only two beautiful 15+ foot trees…so we cut them both down and Grandmere and Grandpere got one and we got the other…it WAS huge!  Beth and Josh found a very nice tree just the size for their living room and we loaded up…
 
Watching the guys cut down the trees is such fun…there is always, planning measuring…picking the saw man…and then the “TIMBER!”
 
Daniel decided conveniently that he needed to eat while the second tree was being cut down, so we ventured to the car…so I sat IN the car while they loaded the tree…all of the sudden the car was engulfed in this giant pine…

 Seriously I thought, “Oh No!  What did we do!”  We knew we were not taking this tree on the freeway…so we resigned to a long drive home…
First we headed back to grandmere’s for dinner and to regroup…After we got the tree settled so we could see…
We made it home after passing one cop, I was hoping it wasn’t illegal to have a tree hanging WAY off the back of your car!  And then we had to unload and figure out how to put up this massive tree!  Luckily Beth and Josh arrived early the next morning to help!  It was beautiful!  We had to cut off almost 6 feet to get it to fit!  Beth was happy that meant a lot of extra greens to swag and decorate with!
 

AND that’s my tree story and I am sticking to it!
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