Um, We Dragged a Tree Into Our House... Nuts right?

Maisy trying out some different trees.

We did the craziest thing this year.  I mean it’s pretty absurd.  We took the whole family, grandparents and aunts and uncles down to Home Depot.  We shopped for a tree that had been cut down for no reason other than for us to buy it!  And we found the perfect dead tree. 

You know what we did next?  We tied that puppy right to the top of our car and get this- we zoomed around the city all the way home with a 6 foot tree ON the TOP of our CAR!  What!?

So next you may wonder what we did with our new dead tree.  We rescued it from the roof of our car and set it in this fancy stand that you use ONLY for the purpose of holding a dead tree.

Then we decided we needed to bring this bad boy INSIDE.  We didn’t check for squirrels or spiders, we threw caution to the wind and just brought it right inside.  We set it square in the front window so everyone could see our bounty.  I mean, who doesn’t need a big ol’ tree sitting right in the middle of their living space!?  Come on!  Only once a year?

Put an angel on it. (and stop taking my picture!)

Put an angel on it. (and stop taking my picture!)

Next we wound the tree in electrical cords covered with bright colorful lights.  We lit that tree up good.  After that was accomplished we did the next logical thing one would do with a dead giant tree you brought into your house.  We covered it with trinkets.  Trinkets of ALL sizes from far and wide, from new to old.  We hung our little do-dads all over the tree from top to bottom. This is one dressed up tree that we drug into our house.  Then on top we of course put an angel on it (you’ve heard of put a bird on it, right?) well an angel has wings...

Now we get to sit back, vaccuum up pine needles and yell at the dog and shoo the kids away any time they dare to get too close to those fancy baubles on the tree.  Next up is to put boxes that are all wrapped up so no one knows exactly what’s in them under the tree of which we will also guard with a fierceness.

Check out our fancy tree!  Who wouldn't want to drag a perfectly good tree from the wilderness into their house to hold up their trinkets of years past?

Check out our fancy tree!  Who wouldn't want to drag a perfectly good tree from the wilderness into their house to hold up their trinkets of years past?

Best time of year ever!  Can’t wait to painstakingly remove every bit of decoration and then toss it to the curb the day after Christmas.C

You have any wild traditions? Please share. Thanks for reading and happy holidays!

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becky

I'm a part-time work from home, full time stay at home mom to two daughters and an Australian Labradoodle puppy. We are enjoying our last year before big girl school, playing with friends, swapping childcare to get the job done and getting crafty when we can fit it in. We live together in a wonderful community that we are truly thankful for and proud to be a part of. It takes a village and this is ours.