We had to laugh at ourselves this past week-end as we brought the tree into our house. It was a tall pine tree out of the backyard that had to come down anyway, so we saved it until now. It was about 25ft tall, so of course some of the branches snapped off as it came crashing to the ground. Here it is looking a little lopsided and flattened as my husband chopped off the top 8ft to bring inside. While maybe not the prettiest, it's certainly the tallest tree we've ever had!
With all the cold temperatures we've been having, it was close to impossible to get any of the snow and ice off the tree before we brought it into the house. And thanks to the fact that it was frozen solid, it was almost impossible to get it in the door despite the fact that it had lost several branches and looked very flat!
But half laughing, half cursing, we brought it in anyway, dropping pine cones, needles and snow everywhere, and let it drip on our floor for an hour.
We put it in the corner of the sunroom, with the flat spot and missing branches hidden at the back. Then Sunday we had some family over and decorated. It doesn't look so bad with a few shiny trinkets on it, does it? (Notice the lack of decorations on the lower branches because we have an 11-month old!!)
Merry Christmas everyone!