Christmas Tree 2014

We’ve been crazy busy lately. The basement project is on hold until I find the time to work down there. A cold has knocked me on my butt mentally. Physically I’m near 100% but a persistent (3 month on again, off again) cough has me thinking of offing myself on a daily basis.

Despite a busy Monday though we darted out as a family for an hour to pick out our Christmas tree for this year. For the third year in a row we bought a live tree. The tree will sit outside until the week of Christmas, then we’ll bring it indoors and decorate it. After Christmas I’ll plant the tree in the yard. There are a dozen or so spots where the landscape architect indicated fir trees should go. Each year we select one of those spots and dig a hole ahead of time, before the ground freezes.

I’m not sure what kind of tree we got, other than it looks like some sort of spruce, like we got the previous two years. It’s about 6′-7′ tall.

We decorate each previous year’s trees with solar twinkle lights. So if you stop out at night you may spot random lit trees in the woods. Those are the previous year’s trees. It’s a really fun tradition I think. The whole family helping to dig the hole, picking out the tree, decorating it, planting it, enjoying it for years to come hopefully.

The other two trees (this is our third Christmas here) are doing great by the way.

This year's tree waiting outside by the playground. I'll cover up the ball with some more dirt in case the ground starts to freeze.

This year’s tree waiting outside by the playground. I’ll cover up the ball with some more dirt in case the ground starts to freeze.

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5 thoughts on “Christmas Tree 2014

    • Thanks Valerie, I appreciate your comments. I think it’ll be neat as the trees get bigger, and as people see them they’ll be like “why do you have random trees lit up in your yard”. The trees become family members in a way 🙂 Though I hope they sell strands in longer lengths in the future as the trees get bigger.

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