Thursday, December 4, 2008

"Hey Griswold! Where do you think you're gonna put a tree that big?"

For the first time ever
we went to the woods
(after M did some fishing)
stomped around in the snow
listened carefully to the echoes of rifle reports
so as to avoid getting shot by nearby hunters
heard and saw lots of other tree cutters

laughed at the dogsand picked out a tree
which M made short work of cutting down
with his new toy-slash-power-tool
then he got a little more practice
and cut down our friends' tree, too.
We hauled ours up the hill
where we wrapped it up, stuck it up on our rack,
and carted it home, where we unwrapped it
stood it up to spray it off
and were a little overwhelmed.
They weren't kidding when they said
"a tree in the woods looks a lot smaller than it will in your home".
Commence Griswold scene:
Nothing a little cutting and trimming won't fix, right?

Sort of.
I think I'm gonna need more lights. and ribbons. and bulbs. . .
which is why it's still not decorated

{note to self: insert picture of ginormous, decorated tree here}

[Title quote is from "Christmas Vacation"]


Kristine said...

oh THAT is too funny! We had one too many Grizwald Christmases before we switched to a fake one, pre-lit. Not as cool but the best thing I ever did.

Jonathan and Katherine Earl said...

Good luck with the decorating! At least it will smell wonderful while you are tackling the decorating portion.

the MomBabe said...

I LOVE big trees though. They're just nice.

Miranda said...

Hahahaha! I love how you chronicled the WHOLE day- with pictures, no less! Can't wait to see it when it's done. Oh, and I love your new profile picture.

Jen said...

I love it!! I think tree hunting is the best!

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