It’s Christmas time in the city…


we got a tree today, and it is SO incredibly pretty!  Last night our kids stayed with some friends, and after we enjoyed a fabulous brunch with the Wilsons, we decided to swing by Bell’s Nursery and “take a look” at what they had for trees.  Not intending to buy a tree there, as Bell’s is a nice nursery and the trees are quite pa bit more expensive than at say, Home Depot.

One glance at the trees, and we knew that good sense would not prevail.  We were getting a tree at Bell’s.

All the trees were lovely, or maybe it was that our brains were addled with the smell of Christmas, and our judgment was clouded.

You might remember, we live in a little house.  So we started looking at 4 foot trees, there is an end table in the corner of the living room that would work perfectly as a tree stand.

And there were some beautiful trees, 2 or 3 that we kept coming back to.  This one, or that one, no, maybe THAT one!

Because we could not agree, we decided to go down one more row, just to see what was there.  And we rounded the corner, and there it was:  Our Tree.

7 ft tall, 4 ft at the base and so impossibly lovely.  It is a Normand, soft 2 inch needles that curve down just enough to make it look like the needles are melting a tiny bit.  Dark green on the top of the needle, silvery below.  And so full you cannot see the trunk.

Before I knew what happened, it was in the back of the truck and we were searching for Christmas music on the radio.

We spent the day moving furniture, and putting on the lights.

It is FAR FAR too big for our little house, but it is just so pretty!


About Sandie

A little background: A mother of 3, two boys and a girl. Married young to a good man. No longer young, but he is still a good man. Grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, lived several years in small town Alaska, spent a couple years in the city of Madison, currently residing not too far from down town Anchorage. Drink a crazy amount of coffee. Fiercely loyal to my friends. Truly rabid in my defense of family. Beyond thankful that my God loves me enough to allow me to doubt and question.

2 responses »

  1. Oh Wow!! And where is the pickle? Do you know, as long as I’ve known ya’all, we’ve not been around at Christmastime enough to even see the pickle.

    We are skipping the tree thing this year. Partly it is the size and location issue (where to put it so it’s not blocking the door, the piano, the hallway?) and partly I’m feeling a bit bah-humbug.

  2. YEAH, it’s beautiful! Ask Cathy about her “tree!”

    with infinite hope, Jim

    OH, 12-16″ of snow today and tomorrow!

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