Saturday, November 29, 2008
When my Papa saw the hint of the camera flash while under the tree, he quipped "I'm sure I'll be seeing this on your blog." I assured him that he would.
You see, it takes a great deal of work to get our tree set up. First, one must take it down. And by down I mean someone must unhook the 100 lb box that is suspended from our garage ceiling. It requires at least three people. Much to the chagrin of the men in my life I climbed the ladder to unhook the second chain. All was well. Next, you have to haul it inside. No big deal in the grand scheme of things. Then we have to piece it all together. I think it has four pieces to create a nine foot beauty of a tree with a six foot base. Yes, it's HUGE! And we love it!! For this photo we had to laugh because my dad was doing something with the cords and all the branches were still "closed up" and then all of a sudden... BOOM... they all came down and thus it looks like Little Flower's Grandpy was consumed by the bottom of the tree. Hummm... maybe you had to be there. We thought it was funny. Thankfully, none of those branches bopped my Papa at all and he kept right on with what he was doing.
However, the funniest part of the process was that after all was said and done Husband found an ornament still on the tree! It was no worse for the wear. It wasn't one of our breakable ones. However, it did make us ponder if we could put the tree away mostly decorated. HA! We wouldn't do that but it was a tempting thought for about 2.3 seconds.
Now we need to decorate our tree. But for the next few days it will sit somewhat naked in the living room and delight me even though it only has one ornament and lights for now.