17 December 2010

Oh Christmas Tree...

Every year (well at least for the last 11 years we've been together) it has been tradition that Scott and I venture out into the cold in pursuit of the perfect Christmas tree. We love the look and smell of real trees and also enjoy the thrill of the hunt.

We skim through each and every row checking the tree for the perfect height, making sure there are no bare spots, seeing if it has sturdy branches, and don't forget it has to have a nice top in order to place the star.

Scott is obviously still working on perfecting his tree selecting skills. Although his choice does have some "Charlie Brown" Christmas value, there is no way it could fully display the 31 years of ornaments I have acquired. It has always been O'Connor tradition that you get a Christmas ornament each year (many years I have received more than 1). I have oranaments that include everything from Baby's First Christmas, the Campbell's Soup Collection, Valpo University collectors from my years in college, Grandma and Aunt Ruth's homemade specials, to the Irish Santa that takes center stage.

Ahhh, that one is more like it.
(I'm referring to the tree, not the view.)

Complete with lights, ornaments, and the star.

A very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year from our home to yours!


beetlesinthebush said...

Cute - all the way to the last picture!

Justin Thomas said...

You two are awesome! Thanks for the Christmas cheer.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Right Back At You :o)