Our home is smelling soooo good right now. It now truly feels like Christmas is upon us.
(and no, it's not because I just sprayed a heaping amount of the Bath & Body Works Christmas Tree room spray*)
Camaron and I went and got a REAL Christmas tree for our home this year! Both of us were deprived of such things growing up, so we treated ourselves with a fine Grand Fir
on this our second Christmas together as marrieds.
It stands proud in our front room. I've already filled it with lights,
but the decorations will have to wait until tomorrow
(because we apparently don't have any of those little hooks you need for hanging ornaments. Bummer)
While the tree is looking and smellin pretty dang good, I'm gonna have to say the best part of getting a live tree was the adventure we had getting it on the car.
We bought our tree from a nearby grocery store (I already had suspicions that traveling with a tree on top of our car would be difficult, so I wanted to pick one up from close by) The store had posted that they'd "even help tie the tree to your car!" -but this store is obviously a fan of lying, because we most definitely had to do the loading and tying by ourselves. Luckily, they did let us borrow their twine and scissors, though. Yeah?
So Camaron put the tree on top of our car ...and then the Salvation Army guy paused from his bell ringing to inform us that we had put the tree on backwards. Who knows these things? (not us)
So, we fixed the tree and then started the tying. We were on opposite sides of the car and would thread the twine though the car's windows and then throw it over the top to each others. We were lookin like pros -until I threw it too far and hit a lady in the head with the ball of twine.
It was all tied up and we were ready to go.
So long, grocery store!
...and then we quickly realized that we had tied our doors shut with the twine
(who of you saw that one coming?)
So, we did the logical thing and climbed into the car through the open windows, just like the cool kids and their cool convertibles (minus the convertible part)
Let's just say, we gave Salvation Army guy some good stories to tell his buds when he got home.
We made it safely home with the tree still in tact (thanks to my granny driving)
Oh, what a wonderful Christmas this shall be!
We topped off our night of Christmasy spirit with a chocolate orange:)
P.S. Did you see Ender was cast??? How nuts is this?! So excited for this movie!
*My family hates this stuff for some reason. But I would always fill the house with it during Christmas time growing up. ...And I probably will do it again when we go home for Christmas in just a few weeks! Muahahahhaaaa!