Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Picking our Tree

I have really been enjoying all of my friends' posts showing their happy families going out to Christmas Tree farms and cutting down their own fresh trees.  It's a beautiful tradition that makes for happy memories.

We Fixes also have a tree-picking tradition.  We pick a cold nasty night and go to Home Depot for a cheap tree.  We also force our child to smile as though he could possibly be enjoying this adventure.

Last Monday was particularly cold.  And it was definitely raining.  So we went to Home Depot, looked at about 4 trees, picked one and left.

No time to strap it down to the top of the van.  We just chucked it in the back with Rock.  That's one of the many advantages of a small, skinny tree.

Back at home, Rock wore his Christmas Camo pajamas while he and Fix strung the lights on the tree.

We moved it into position in the living room then Rock got the honor of putting the star on the top of the tree.  And that was all the tree trimming we had time for that night.

 For the record, despite having picked this one in haste from Home Depot's parking lot, I think it's our best tree yet.


Bethany said...

We have the same family tradition, except I refuse to go.

Nick, Annie, Aiden, Sophie and Clip said...

It looks great to me!

Jen said...

That is so fun! Love Fix's hat! I agree, it is a rather handsome tree!

Julie said...

I love Rock's fake smile in the first pic.

Hey, you guys are way ahead of us ... we don't even get a real tree!