the christmas tree
every year we buy our tree from the little PTO stand in the park
across the street.
It's the biggest fundraiser of the year for the grade school
on our rather tiny island.
This year was no exception.
Saturday morning just after Joe and Joey left for hockey practice
Jack and I walked over to pick out a tree....
they had exactly 16 trees left....
all of which were absolutely gigantic!!
We chose the smallest one in the lot
over 9 feet tall and about 4 feet wide
Somehow we got it up the stairs and into the stand
it took me about 3 hours to get it all lit and decorated.
It's beautiful...but we are never doing that again!
seeing the expressions on Joe and Joey's faces when they saw the tree
Joey was rather understated, "it's a little big."
whereupon Joe looked up and stated with enthusiasm