O Tannenbaum! by stegall
December 24, 2008, 12:52 pm
Filed under: Family, Holidays, Home

Another fun thing about being a new homeowner is having our first Christmas tree.  Gone are the dinky, three-foot fakeries of our NYC apartment days that needed less than half a strand of lights (really, what am I going to do with the other 3.5 feet?).  This year we stuffed a 9 foot monster, unseen the days of my childhood on Silverwood Trail, into the Prius and drove the quarter mile home from the nursery with the hatch open.

img_3727Something about lugging a tree bound in plastic mesh across the front yard makes me feel like I’m dragging a fresh kill back from the gamelands.  Which is appropriate, seeing as both then need to be “cleaned up”.  Any excuse I can think of to play with a reciprocating saw is a valid one.


Once the trunk was trimmed, it was time to put the tree in the stand and introduce it to the cats.  If you aren’t already aware, cats have some strange genetic affinity for Christmas tree.  They love them.  So.  Much.  I haven’t seen them so happy since before we brought the dog home.



img_3743After the tree was fully vetted by the guys, Kir’s parents and sister stopped by to help us decorate.



img_3759And that’s the (sort of) story of our first real tree–and also the story behind why we keep finding Mr. Christmas Bear in the cats’ water bowl.



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