Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's Hard

To find the right Christmas tree.

But this little evergreen is just not going to cut it. Although my heart melted as I watched Natalie jam those plastic ornaments into the tree until they stayed put, I knew we had to go BIGGER. (Not so big that we have to cut off part of the tree so it will fit in our house...happened last year.)
Like I said, it's no easy task. I mean, you have to examine the branches...

If you're the spiritual type, you wait for inspiration from above...
You have to get to know the tree. Talk to it. Hold its needles. Pet it.
Sometimes those you love dearly will suggest trees that are obviously not up to par...it's exasperating dealing with these people.
Converse with other forms of vegetation to see if they have any recommendations...
There will be moments when you will be torn...torn between your love for Douglas Firs and your fixation with Fraser Firs.
But when you see THE ONE, you will know. My child, you will know.
That's not to say that you won't have doubts after you have committed yourself to one.
But once you get it home, you will wonder why you even hesitated.
And sometimes THE ONE ends up having a crooked trunk. And that's not good. It makes daddy want to say his first swear. But it will still be beautiful.

17 comments:

Melinda said...

So cute! I love that your narrations fit her expressions exactly. :)

Cassidy said...

"It makes daddy want to say his first swear"
...First swear? What a life!

Annie said...

That was very clever, very clever indeed.

cheeks said...

very funny!!! she has so many great expressions! it looks like your tree will be perfect....despite a crooked trunk. It's funny that you mentioned that because i swear (no pun intended) that EVERY year we would put out real tree up we always heard some words from my dad that made us raise our eyebrows! ha!

Lindsey said...

Great story.

Adespain said...

that was hilarious! Thanks for sharing!

Nate and Shannon Smith said...

Oh my gosh Jess I laughed so hard at your last comment! Your little Natalie is adorable. Ahh the Joys of nature made things

Gazdik Family said...

This should be a book!! I would read this to my kids by the fire every year for chirstmas if it was a book!! There is a begining, a middle and the end. Adventure, conflict and happiness. Jessica, you did gooood!! Ofcourse having your little girl being so dang cute in the pictures completed this awesome story.

Sarah Walton said...

Nate told us all about that crooked trunk! Loved your commentary. Where is that place you went? Looks fun. We just went to Lowe's.

amyandrandy said...

Those pics are seriously funny! I am glad you got your tree...can't wait to see decorated!

Tina said...

I had to have Tyler come and read this too. You are always so creative and entertaining. Your kids are going to LOVE reading this someday.
How fun to go pick out your very own tree together as a family. Ours is fake. Our kids helped us pick it out of our garage!! (from storage)

Anonymous said...

I think the book is a great idea! Natalie has more expressions!

Shane's Angie said...

Again, one of the BEST blog posts EVER! I read it to Shane and we laughed together. Especially the first swear part. Hold on to your virtue Nate! Don't cave in! It will be so damn worth it!

J & M Squared said...

You are amazing! Natalie and Jansen are so blessed to have you as a Mommy!

Kyle and Janel said...

Natalie sure seems like a little tree finding pro! She has a talent!

The Nye's said...

Will you do my blog, too?

Kenj and Nate said...

K was that totally written before you went and looked for the tree. I loved it. Thanks for making me laugh today. I love that Nate has never sworn....REally though has never?!?!?!