First Christmas Tree

Sam went into this marriage knowing that I do not have a creative cell in my entire body. That is why what I am about to show you is truly a Christmas miracle.

Sam wanted a real Christmas tree. I imagined a two foot tall tree; Sam imagined a seven foot tall tree. Sam did the lights and I did the ornaments and ribbon. I am so proud of it that I keep trying to come up with excuses to invite people over. Not a single person has seen it yet! If you live nearby, come see my tree!

Picking out our tree at Lowe's. The worker told us not to buy it there but to go cut down one ourselves. We were way too lazy for that type of thing.

Strapped to the top of Sam's car. It did not end up being very secure after all so I had my arm through the sunroof holding it on.

Beginning to put on the lights.

We don't have a fireplace.

It is hard to take a good picture of a Christmas tree!

And a little bit closer.

"What was Alex doing during this time," you ask?

Sam was cold on our way to our ward Christmas party so he wore oven mitts.

At our ward Christmas party!


Jonathan said...

Nice work. A real tree...that's a big step!

Spencer and Anna said...

Your tree looks beautiful! You should bring it with you to Columbus. :)

Melissa said...

I'm totally jealous of your tree! We have a mini-tree and it's just not the same. Looks awesome!

Ali said...

GORGEOUS tree! You definitely have the creative cell dearie ;)

Buck and Whitni Watkins said...

haha oh my goodness sam wearing oven mitts.....its like opposite arizona, he wore them because he was cold, we wear them for the real reason----to avoid burning fingers on the steering wheel.
P.S. i can't wait until we can get a real christmas tree. and yours looks beautiful.

Jershon & Shelly Lopez said...

Your tree is really pretty. And those oven mitts make me laugh.

Britt said...

your tree is beautiful!!! AND you already have presents underneath- I haven't even gotten to the store to get any yet. Maybe after finals!!

The Paxton Family said...

Congrats on a VERY beautiful tree :-)

Jason & Shannon said...

Super cute! If I lived nearby I would definitely come see it. What a beautiful Christmas tree! Great work, and adorable baby of course!

Jeff and Rachael Downs said...

For your first real Christmas tree you did fabulously!! It's absolutely beautiful! I love the colors especially...it's always been a tradition in my family to get a real tree, and Jeff's family never did, so that was a tradition I brought with me and it's stuck. We love it! Don't you LOVE the smell? That's one of my favorite parts...

Holly Janeen said...


*i love your family picture at the top... you look GORGEOUS and your little alex has THE best dimply smile in the WORLD! i cant wait to get my own bonifide xmas card.

*your tree looks AMAZING. please come decorate mine next year, thanks.

*likin' your playlist. i am thinkin' we dig the same stuff. well, i mean, more like i dig what you dig... not necessarily you dig what i dig. cuz i am weird.

*i love the father Christmas picture in the last post.

*and looking at your thanksgiving pictures in Arizona this morning just gave me the umph i needed to start packing this morning for our trip home. thank you, because there is nothing i hate more than packing. wait, let me think about that... nope. nothing i hate more.

* thank you for being a reader on my blog. it makes me feel extremely good about myself and i must say you are my favorite fan.

Kyle & Rebecca Monson said...

haha I love the oven mitts. The tree looks so great! Very Impressive!

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