my (our) first real Christmas tree

28 November 2016 Woodstock, GA


Here are a few quick photos, in succession, of the day I (we) got my (our) first real Christmas tree. (It was a bigger deal for me.) As a kid, I always alwayyyyyys wanted a real Christmas tree. My mom would pull out the fake one every year after Thanksgiving, and I'd regularly ask why we couldn't get a real one. I wanted to be in one of those cars we'd pass on the road toting a Christmas tree atop the hood. The idea that people actually had real trees in their house during the holiday season blew my mind. We didn't even have real plants! (okay, maybe one... I distinctly remember knocking it over and blaming my brother for the mess. Come to think of it, maybe that's another reason why we couldn't have a real Christmas tree.) My mom said that since there was nobody around to lug the tree in the house, and trim the tree, and lug the tree out of the house after Christmas was over, we'd have to settle for the fake one. She also didn't want to deal with the mess.

Well, Mom, it only took me about 20 years, but I finally linked up with someone who was willing to lug the tree in the house, trim the tree, and lug the tree out of the house after Christmas is over. I love it, and by "it" I mean the tree. It's everything I'd hoped it'd be (still talking about the tree here), and even though it left a big mess when we brought it in the house, it was all the way worth it. Did I mention this was a big deal for me?

It's worth noting the original plan was to chop a tree down ourselves. There are quite a few tree farms in North Georgia that host people who want to cut down their own Christmas tree. Unfortunately, we're experiencing a severe drought this season, so all the trees at Berry Patch Farms were too dry. And thanks to the wildfires that have spread throughout the Southeast, we didn't really have much to choose from in terms of tree types. Still, we picked this baby out and I couldn't be happier, even if we did bring it home by default. 

Now if we could figure out how to get the dog to stop drinking water from the tree stand...




6 comments

  1. Woot Woot for your first real tree! My Grams always has a real tree for Christmas and I love the way it smells. I wish we could get a real Christmas tree for our apartment but I don't know where we would put it - Charles wants a "Charlie Brown Christmas Tree" so I think we might go with that this season lol.

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    1. A Charlie Brown tree is certainly better than no tree at all. And man, they smell of a fresh tree as I walk in the door really gets me in the Christmas spirit! Xx

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  2. I opted for a 4 ft pre-lit tree for my first apartment this year. Yeah, real trees are so nice but I'm sure my mother will put one up this year lol.

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    1. i'm sure after a few years the real tree will lose it's appeal and i'll be rocking the fake trees!

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  3. My dog would do the same thing. LOL! I'm afraid that this year he's going to be that dog that pulls the lights and the tree comes along behind him. But that'll definitely make for a memorable Christmas.

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    1. OH NO. Raven would be on punishment, indefinitely!

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