Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cutting down the Christmas Tree

Yesterday was the day we decided to cut down our Christmas tree.  Since we live in an old Christmas tree farm we just go out in the forest and  look for a great tree at the top, the trees are rather large so taking off the top portion is the right size for a large tree.  We had to fill in the gaps between some of the branches that were sparse by drilling holes and placing the branches to look fuller.  We are in frugal mode, so it  feels good to save the money on buying a tree.  We have gone to u cut lots, and spent $35-50 on a nice tree.   This year is different...neither one of us have a formal job, we are having to be very scrappy to survive the winter, and the holidays.   This will be a handmade Christmas like no other. 

We all pulled out the tupperware boxes of Christmas decorations from the basement, and began setting the memorabilia out.  Some things have been with us for a long long time, and are like old friends when you pull them out of the boxes.  We will be putting on the lights and decorating the tree tonight.  I have planned turkey noodle soup for dinner, with homemade noodles.  I also have the movie "The Santa Claus" pulled out to watch as a family.

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