I am about to explain the most wonderfully ridiculously inefficient way we Zimmerman’s pick out a Christmas tree. Phase 1. At the earliest possible opportunity after Thanksgiving Day, we all pile into the van and drive an hour and a half away to a Christmas Tree Farm. At the farm there is a large barn that has the loveliest pre-cut Christmas trees, there is also a large lot that has a bunch of huge Christmas trees. For the sake of tradition, we ALWAYS walk all the way through the lot even though we know that most of the trees in the lot would never fit in our house! So we traipse through the entire lot arguing about the pros and cons of the Christmas trees, stumbling over tree stumps the whole while, until we feel that we have seen enough trees to last us a lifetime! Then we walk back to the barn and start phase two of our adventure.
Down to the serious business. We walk through the maze of lovely Christmas trees until we have picked out 2 to 3 candidates. The potential trees must then be inspected thoroughly for flaws, It mustn’t be too tall or too short, nor too fat or too thin, It also cannot have any large holes that we be too difficult to cover up! Once these specifications have been met, we argue. And argue. And argue. Once everyone is satisfied that they have stated their case clearly, we text pictures of the candidates to Jake and Bethany and get their opinions. Then we take it to a vote (all very diplomatically). Then we strap the chosen tree onto the van and take it home to decorate! Whew. Its quite the process!
Christmas is just the best, hope all of you are having lovely Holiday’s!