Usually at our house we put up our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving or the day after. But here it is Dec 8th and we just got our tree last night. Now, I should say that for the first 15 years of our marriage we had a live tree. In fact, if you were to ask me about a “fake” one I would have told you that it was “unscriptural” to have a “fake” tree in your house. Just kidding of course! After we moved to our current house 9 years ago and had new carpeting, I said, “Let’s get a fake one!” No need to get sap all over the new carpet.
But now we are in a remodeling project and we decided since we have no floor covering down we would get a live tree this year. Soooo last night at 10:30 p.m. Sarah said, “Let’s go to Wal-mart and get one!” The whole family piled into the truck and off we went. Nothing like family togetherness. Philip and I stayed in the truck, mostly because of the way we were dressed…I was wearing black socks, slippers and shorts! Needless to say I was making a fashion statement and I think the statement was “don’t go out in public.” Debbie and the kids went in a got a tree. We threw it in the back of the truck and headed home. Now we just have to find time to decorate it. We still have 17 days before Christmas.