Saturday, November 29, 2008

Now that's more like it!

So, you may remember my dissatisfaction with my Christmas tree last year...

Yesterday when the children were sent out into the field to pick out this year's Cakes family tree they knew what they were looking for. To quote last year's blog entry, "What our usual tree lacks in beauty and form it makes up for in sheer size and girth. We buy the big dumb ox of the Christmas tree world. If our trees had legs they would be galumphing around like giant dumb cyclopses."

So they were thrilled when they found what they were sure was the perfect Cakes family tree.

And their hearts dropped when I had to explain that that was maybe a little too big. Then as we searched fruitlessly through the firs, there was nothing like what we were looking for so we headed over to the spruces. There were some spruces like we were looking for. For $72! yikes! Not a Cakes family tree, for sure. We headed over to the pines and that's when the Cakes family tree was discovered.

We have never had a White pine, I mean a big hairy tree, before, so this year will be a brand new Christmas tree experience. But, one thing is for sure. It is the perfect tree for the Cakes family.

Welcome to the Christmas Season...toot toot!


JLP said...

Nice job!

PastorMac's Ann said...

That's one good lookin' tree, Cakes!

julie said...

I love your tree, and your little helpers too!!!

Jenni said...

Now that's a TREE! Awesome sure to post another pic when it's decorated.