As of yesterday, we still didn't have a Christmas tree. We usually buy our tree the first weekend in December. December got away from us this year. When I drove through town yesterday I noticed that ALL of the Christmas tree lots had closed up after this last weekend. I called my sister and said, "I don't whether I should laugh or cry....we still don't have a tree and the lots are gone." Later, while visiting at the Seiberts' home with a fun family visiting from out of town, I mentioned that we still don't have a tree and I wasn't sure we were actually going to get one. Mr. Seibert volunteered a tree from their backyard. He said, "take any one of those....seriously." We had already decided that we were going to end up with a charlie brown tree having waited so long to buy one, that I took one look at the group of trees and said, "SOLD! We will be here tonight to cut one down."
We showed up as a family to "The Seibert Christmas Tree Backyard Farm" and Tree Farmer Paul met us with shorts and rainboots on and chainsaw in hand.....complete proper attire for walking a family out to see the trees to choose from. We had a choice of 8 trees....and we picked number 4 after much discussion! Here is the story in pictures.
Uncle Richie came for moral support!