Monday, December 6, 2010

my husband the lumberjack

This year I was determined to get a "real" Christmas tree. My family always got fake ones, so I just wanted to have the real-Christmas-tree experience, you know? Good thing I had no idea what I was getting myself into, or otherwise I may have chickened out. Also good thing that Aaron is a manly man and was secretly having the time of his LIFE. Aaron's never looked so darn cute, and I've never felt so helpless! I basically was his little assistant, but really came through with the tree-trimming. Here are some pictures.....

First step was to pick out the tree [please ignore the palm trees in the background!...and the overexposure :)]
We didn't want to wait in line to get it cut, so Aaron said he could do it himself at home. The line was long enough that I trusted him--as long as he wore his work gloves (definitely no complaints there).
We had no idea how WIDE the tree was going to be, or maybe just forgot how SMALL our living room actually is. We had to do some changing/rearranging in our living room but with lots of Christmas music playing, our new "Christmas Time" candle burning, and 5 hours later......we finally basked in the Christmas beauty that IS our apartment! No ornaments but I'm still obsessed with our beautiful tree! :)


  1. oh my gosh, that tree is WAY bigger than I would have expected looking at the first pictures! How perfect though! I can't wait til Tyler finally lets me get a tree. It's been 6 years and we still have never gotten our own real-sized tree.... sad, i know.

  2. Hahaha! So funny. :) It looks beautiful!

  3. Yay! I love real trees. And I love that you used colored lights:) I'm not sure if I'll stick with strictly colored lights forever, but for now it's so cozy.

    I ALSO love that you love Aaron's work gloves--ha!

  4. whit! you have palm trees & sun, while we didn't have school today because we have literally over a foot of snow..

  5. jenna--i bet thatcher and sterling would LOVE the "real Christmas tree" experience! you have all year to convince tyler for next Christmas!

    abby, i agree with you on the colored lights being cozy. and i'm not sure who loves the work gloves more, me or aaron. :)

    natalie, so jeal that you have snow for the holidays!!!!! (and snow days!!!)

  6. Real Xmas Trees are the bee's knees! Congrats on your first! It looks magnifique!

  7. Thanks for your comment on my blog! It's always great finding new blog friends. :) And yours is darling too. Eat, sleep, cuddle? Sounds perfect!!