Tuesday, December 9, 2014

My First Real Tree

Growing up, we never had a real Christmas tree. We had a six-foot faux tree that I loved taking out and setting up every year with my mom or my sisters. This year, however, I wanted a real tree! Just because I never had one before. So once we returned to Seattle, Michael and I set out to the tree farm in Redmond to pick one out.

The day was super cold! Below freezing with still a dusting of snow from the previous day, but I was persistent and we bundled up.

We walked around the farm for a good twenty minutes while drinking cider. I was really picky. I wanted the perfect tree for my first, and then I finally found it! So perfectly triangular, bright color, and a great smell!

I was completely surprised at how hard it was to saw down the tree. I hardly made a dent so Michael ended up doing it all.

After tying the tree down, we headed to Target to get some lights and ornaments. Then, voila! A very merry apartment!

What kind of tree do you prefer? Comment below :)


  1. That IS a gorgeous tree!! I've never had a real tree either. This year I have a 4 foot fake tree. I also have a 6 foot fake tree for those years when I don't mind arranging things a bit to get it in my living room. I'm super picky about my trees too, but when you find the right one, it's totally worth it. :)

    1. Thanks! I'm so glad at how it turned out. The plus side to having fake trees are no suprising spiders though! I was scared shitless when a spider popped out from my real one :(

    2. Omg! I didn't even think of that!

  2. This is the most perfectly shaped tree! Love it...! :-)