Halls be decked

The family.  Note extra tiny stockings.

The "family". Note extra tiny stockings.

Well we got our tree up tonight.  It was Andrea’s idea to get a real tree this year.  Sure does smell good.  And we’ve got PLENTY of water down there, so it should be good.  Already shed quite a few needles, but nothing we can’t deal with.  As long as it doesn’t make too big of a mess when we haul it out, I’ll be super fine with it!

Sure does look pretty though.  I enjoy the holiday season quite a bit.  So it warms my heart to see a sparkling Christmas tree in the house.  Nothing can compare to tromping into the house, kicking off your snow covered shoes and grabbing a cup of hot chocolate and a Calvin and Hobbes book and reading by the light of the Christmas tree.  Just reminds me of those magical times when I was a kid I guess.  I always looked forward to this time of year.  Yes the presents, but it meant I got to see all sorts of family too.  Grandmas and Grandpas, that sort of thing.

Real tree in all its glory!

Real tree in all its glory!

We had a bit of a time getting the tree to stand up without falling over.  Again one issue you usually don’t have to worry about with a fake one.  But a little tree surgery and we were in business!  We picked up a wreath for the front door.  Even though nobody really uses the front door.  And pulled out what little other holiday knick knacks we have.  And what geek tree would be complete without some friendly Nintendo characters?

Yoshi.  Joined by Mario, Bowser and the rest of the gang.

Yoshi. Joined by Mario, Bowser and the rest of the gang.

So happy holidays everybody!  Here’s wishing you all trees that don’t catch on fire!

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Posted on December 2, 2008, in Holidays. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. The tree looks fantastic! Super job!

    “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”

    Do you notice people out and about are even ACTING like it’s the holiday season. Seems like most, not everyone, but a big majority is catching the Christmas Spirit. That is my favorite part of Christmas!

  2. Yeah, I know what you mean. It was such a shock as we were checking out from Wal-Mart with our decorations and the lady at the register was as nice as could be!

    Don’t get me started on the quality of Wal-Mart Christmas decorations though. We bought some garland and one of the strands had a bunch of 6 or 8 inch sections with no tinsel on them whatsoever! And one of our strands of lights had half of the bulbs out. I mean, I know that stuff is cheaply made, but c’mon!

  3. Amazing Tree!! Very B-E-A-Utiful! You guys are so good! And a real tree at that… no way could I handle it! Yoshi is a great touch! lol I love it.

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