How are you? Have you started your Christmas shopping? What's on your Christmas wish list?
On Saturday we went and cut down our tree. We actually had a really fun time, although we may have gone a wee bit overboard. We bought a Groupon for $10 that was good for $20 toward a tree. The lot we went to has over 15,000 trees. Any Douglas is $20, no matter how big. In the past we've gotten nobles, but they are harder to decorate with little kids. So we went looking for the Douglas, but ended up with a Grand. They are a mix of something, but I don't know what.
ANYWAY, we were traipsing around the woods looking for the perfect tree. All the trees were really nice and shaped well and full. Finally Josh decided he'd found the perfect tree, we all inspected it and agreed. ;-) We could tell it was big; it was a good three feet taller than Josh and he's 6 foot. Josh proceeded to cut it down and then we had to carry that sucker through hither and yon back to where we paid.
Can I just say that a 9 foot tall and 5 foot wide tree is HEAVY!!!?? I mean seriously. Like over 100 pounds, probably. Josh has the heavy end, I've got the "light" end and we're weaving through all the trees. Now, Josh has legs that are like twice as long as mine. And he's in front, just walking away, which means me and my short, stumpy legs are basically running to keep up. And I'm not the most graceful person in the world, even under the best circumstances. And these were far from the best circumstances. ;-)
So I end up tripping over a stump and totally faceplanting RIGHT into the tree. I'm talking full on falling, face first, without my arms to break my fall, right smack dab into the tree. Luckily it was soft and I thought it was hilarious. I just sat there laughing forever because I was totally sprawled across the tree, with pine needles going up my nose.
We finally managed to get it out to the parking lot (after lots of breaks cuz did I mention the tree was HEAVY? And I'm 3 months pregnant and way out of shape?) and got it on top of the car. Another minor miracle, but we did it.
Then we got it home. Oh my gosh, we both cracked up laughing. The tree is GIGANTIC!! It looks like we have a forest tree in our living room.
We have high, vaulted ceilings and this sucker almost reaches the top. The picture is bad cuz I took it with my cell phone. I did take some with my new camera, but I have to find the cord to download it onto the computer.
Here is the tree after the lights were on and the kids decorated it. All the ornaments are on the bottom half. ;-) I've since redone all the ornaments so they are even. I'll try to find my cord and post a good pic of it.
Yep, we needed an 8 foot ladder to be able to reach the top! So crazy. This is by far the hugest tree we've ever had. ;-)
Anyway, I hope you're all doing well! I feel the baby moving more and more and it is sooooo fun and exciting. I talk to my babies; like, when I feel her moving around I always say (in my head) Oh! HI, baby!!
Oh, and Tereza, we don't know for sure if it's a girl yet, but *I* think it is :-D We find out next month.
I promise to look for my camera cord and upload some recent pictures. :)