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Getting Piney

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!

17 comments

  1. woaaaa they're making ender's game into a movie?! i LOVED that book! and the whole real christmas tree thing - i always think about that for my future. i have never had a real tree and i only hope my future husband will allow it to happen at least once.

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  2. I love that you guys have a real tree! We have a fake tree, but I plug in the pine tree wall flower from bath and body works behind it lol.

    And I am excited to see you guys whoo hoo!

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  3. Oh my gosh, I would have done the same thing (both hit a lady in the head with twine and tie the doors shut). What an adventure! PS there's these things at Walmart called like scentscicles? and you hang them inside your tree with ornament hooks and they are like "air fresheners" and make your tree smell extra piney. Esp if your tree is fake. But yeah if you want some extra yumminess scent, go get some. I couldn't stop smelling them!!

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  4. PS I LOVE those chocolate orange things! My grandma gives us them every year!!

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  5. haha - wished i could have seen you guys climbing in your doors through the windows :P

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  6. oh man that is one funny story. I would have loved to see you two climbing into your windows! Oh well, the smell of a live Christmas tree is so worth it.

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  7. This is really pretty! I love the shots.
    And I FORGOT about chocolate oranges.

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  8. In our defense, we did have real trees when you were little. But they are dangerous when they dry out, so we switched to artificial. Love your story about getting it on the car. I really did LOL!

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  9. Haaaa that's awesome! I can't wait to get our tree! I have ornaments all over my living room floor that needs a home!

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  10. Congrats on the tree! I guess that's an unusual saying.... I'm glad you ate a chocolate orange. Can't have Christmas without those.

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  11. Holy Cow! I wish that I was a Salvation Army bell ringer right now. And that Bath and Body Works spray does have a nice scent, but it's WAY TOO STRONG! I can't breathe whenever you spray it. But I still love you and I'm glad that you got a real tree (and a little jealous).

    P.S. You apparently were too young to remember, but we did have real trees growing up for a little while.

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  12. Your tree looks great! I'm excited to have a real christmas tree this year!

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  13. The second picture is so cute :)

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  14. i love those chocolate oranges. and all things christmas. like your lights! love it.

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  15. YAY for Christmas tree decorating! And those chocolate oranges make my heart sing. I'm thinking this year I'll stock up on them so I can have them later in the year :)

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  16. Okay. I wanted a chocolate orange last night. Asking for one from Santa, for sure!

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