Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Christmas 2007, Part 1

Yes, I realize that Christmas is now over and we hadn't posted any of these yet. This month has been hectic as I've been trying to recover from my horrid all-day sickness, oh and we moved--more later on that!

So here is the first of a few posts highlighting our Christmas festivities!

The Christmas Tree

The beauty of Oregon is that there is an abundance of trees. I feel like it's against my own personal core beliefs to have anything but a real tree and since they're so cheap up here it's no big deal. We went to purchase a tree on Saturday, December 1st, and told Sofia that she could pick one out. She was so excited and conveniently picked out one of the biggest ones they had. Keep in mind, however, they only had really big ones for the most part so it was inevitable that we go home with a honkin' tree.

We got home and realized it would definitely need some trimming--NO--make that A LOT of trimming! Papi went to work with the axe and here are some highlights of the experience. Can we just say we we're so grateful for a garage to do this in?!?! It was pouring outside and would have been a miserable task otherwise!

Sofia watches Papi as he trims away...

Sofia helped Papi pick up all the branches and debris

Papi smiles as he's nearly finished trimming the monstrosity

Chop, chop, chop

The stand goes on

Voila! We have our Christmas Tree. It remained in the garage that night so it could dry and we decorated it on Monday, December 3rd, 2007. More on the finished product later!

1 comment:

elcapitanche said...

Nice one, Storm. I love the pictures you've chosen. It reminds me of that night. SofĂ­a was going nuts over the tree, and she kept calling it "her tree." Ah, the wonderful time it was in the Oregon sunshine (and for those of you who don't know, that's rain).