Sunday, December 12, 2010

Oh ChristmasTree...Oh Christmas Tree...

Oh sometimes the Christmas tree can be found as soon as you disembark from the car. Sometimes you can travel 24 miles across a causeway to the other side of Lake Pontchatrain and NEVER find it! That's Scott on the 'cut your own' lot 24 miles across the lake from our house in New Orleans! Never found a tree all four boys could agree on...
If you are like my Mom was, someone who waited until Christmas Eve so the prices are low,  you get what you pay for. A tree without a peak! Eventually she would go earlier...say the week before Christmas. The tree still seems fairly peekless, but not as exaggerated.  It must have been a political statement!
Our very first Christmas together Steve and I  had been married a week and didn't have a tree. That Christmas Eve, at the family party, my brother-in-law learned we didn't have a tree. He insisted we needed one. With a tad too much Christmas cheer in all of us we very nearly got arrested in our quest and finally convinced said brother-in-law we would survive without a tree. Ever since our first treeless Christmas, we've always had a tree. Some really beautiful, some more of a Charlie Brown tree. (That would be our Christmas in the Alabama mountains).
You saw our first tree...that was the one in Married Students Housing.

We had Christmas trees on Egret Street...
Our first Christmas tree in North Cackalacky...
The tree has been placed in the living room...
and in the family room...

This year, we have the children's tree decorated, thanks to my grandkids, beautifully in the foyer. We do not have the 'family' Christmas tree. We have rooms loaded with furniture like a storage facility. Which we are. Temporarily.
If this weekend, all the Christmas tree gods smile in our favor, the tree will be purchased and decorated SOMEWHERE, in my house.
Just need to empty a few rooms of furniture first!

Please pray to the Christmas tree gods for me and just as an extra precaution...keep your fingers crossed!

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