Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The great Christmas tree search

So on Saturday (two Saturdays ago I think?) we went to Bauhaus to buy a Christmas tree.  The trees are really expensive and really not so pretty.  So then we looked at getting a fake one, but we thought it was pretty silly to get one now.  So then I said, "Why don't we just do what Beat and Kathrin do, and go find a tree in the forest?"  You aren't allowed to CUT one down, but you can find some that are already down, where they've been cutting/thinning the forest--realizing your tree is going to be extremely not perfect-- and so we decided to do that. 

We had fun and when your options are extremely limited, you are pretty pleased with the first roundish tree you find.  :)

It's a pretty ugly tree, and even though we could have trimmed a few branches here and there to make it a bit more symmetrical, the kids wouldn't have it.  They love the tree as is.  I think the moral of this story is that Brett and I are great big cheapskates.

Oooooh!  Aaaaaah!

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