alright, the cat is out of the bag. i have never owned a REAL Christmas tree in my life until this year!! this is big news people. big news. just to clear the air (and because i know my mom reads my blog), i want everyone to know i had a wonderful childhood packed with the best Christmas memories and a fake tree that we tried to leave up as long as possible. Christmas is still Christmas even if your tree is fake. with all that said, Bruce is a real tree kind of kid and i always was drawn to the idea of the adventure of picking out a Christmas tree.
we didn’t drive up to the mountains to cut down our tree, but i was just about as excited as that on our drive over to the nursery down the street. because we were not going to the mountains, i really wanted to support the local businesses here in the Springs (not just grab a tree at walmart) so we went to Rick’s Garden Center.
i love the adventure. the hunt. the giddyness. and the “that’s the one” moment. similar to falling in love 😉 my best friend megs of rivers & roads is spending the Thanksgiving week with us here in Colorado and documented my whole first tree event. we also met one of our best couple friends (the Mays) at Rick’s so the girls could help each other pick the best tree and the boys could help tie them on our cars. operation Christmas tree was a success!