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    Sunday, November 29, 2009

    Attack of the 12 Foot Christmas Tree

    I’d like to report that once again we’ve survived our annual “Man vs. Artificial Nature” encounter. It was touch-and-go there for a bit. My husband was very nearly eaten by our 12 foot monstrosity of a Christmas tree.

    Three years ago, we bought this mountain of synthetic greenery at Sam’s four days before Christmas. A steal at $150. That spring we started looking for a new house. One of the features on our list of requirements was vaulted ceilings for the tree. The other day, Monkey asked why we moved. Chunky quickly responded, “We needed room for our Christmas tree.”

    Every year the thing seems to grow. I have to wonder what it’s snacking on in our garage during its twelve-month hibernation. Every year Kory and I take longer to recover from battling the Spruce Brute.

    But all’s well that ends well.

    How about you? Did you run into any carnivorous evergreens this weekend? Do you have any funny, or maybe scary, Christmas decorating stories to share? I’d love to hear them.


    Andrea said...

    Your tree is awesome. No stories here, my tree stays up year round. I love to go in during the summer and flip the lights on and reflect on all the blessings of the year....

    Beth K. Vogt said...

    Tree Decorating Fact: My kiddos know I will always shed a tear or two when I look at the ornaments they made when they were younger ... They humor me. I'm a sentimental mom, what can I say?