Thursday, December 2, 2010

'Tis the Season for Compromise...

Being married gives you many opportunities to compromise with your spouse.
This year was the first year for Justin and I to decorate and have a tree. I mentioned in my last post that my family came to visit. When they drove out, they packed an artificial tree for Justin and I. See I never had a real tree, we always had fake. Justin, well he always had a real tree.
The moment my parents pulled away, I began to cry. In an effort to distract me Justin mentioned going to the Christmas tree farm to get a real tree. I weighed my options....
1. go to our storage closet, drag out a fake tree.
2. Drive to the Christmas tree farm and pick the "perfect" tree with my husband and then watch him cut it down.
Ding! Ding! Ding! #2 was the winner it just seemed like it had the potential to help us build a number of traditions. However, I hope to someday be fortunate enough to be able to have multiple trees so I can have 1 real and 1 fake tree.
Take a look at our day at the tree farm....

It was a beautiful day and we got to search for the perfect tree....

My husband cutting down our 1st tree. There were men to do the work for us...but he wanted to do it, he even brought his own saw.

The shaking process. They shake out all the dead stuff and wrapped it for us. This was a neat process for me because I had never seen it.

The moment of truth....Will it fit??
It fits, just by a smig. We have done some trimming, decorating, and admiring. We still need a topper and a skirt...then I'll show you the finished product.
I'm happy about this compromise.
Next post I'll be telling you about an on going heated discussion at our house. It happens every day and I'm not ready to compromise.


  1. It looks like ya'll had so much fun! Growing up, we also had a real tree, but Drew and I have a fake one right now. I am like you, I would love to have multiple trees in my house!

  2. We had a fake tree growing up because YOU are allergic to everything.
    So you might need to stock up on Claritin this holiday seson