I’m trying to post here every day until the 1st to catch up. Let’s see how I do.
As far back as I can remember, my family has had an artificial tree around Christmastime (my dad said recently that when we were living in Western New York we used to go chop down our own tree, but I don’t remember). When I was in college, my mom gave me a little, pre-lit tree, and Nat and I had put that up around Christmas every year since we were in our first apartment together in Denver. Buying a house in early January of this year meant that it finally made sense to have a full-size tree at Christmas, and we’d go to a farm to pick one out. A first for both of us! Nat had always gone out with his family to find and cut down their own real tree.
I found everything about the experience… so magical. The tree farm we went to is in this beautiful area near Sherwood, and we were there quite late in the day and the light was lovely. Our tree was down before I knew it! I imagined it taking Nat like at least five minutes to cut the thing down, and I didn’t even really get a photo since it was over in about ten seconds. Watching him carry it over his shoulder down to my car was neat, though :)
I’ve loved having the tree this year – it’s such a good tree – but it doesn’t smell at all! It’s a little taller than we’d like, and also it’s super dense, so it was hard to put ornaments on the branches. Notes for next year!