Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tree Topper Mishap

I was pretty sure that this year, Nate and I wouldn't have a Christmas tree. I didn't want to spend the money on one, along with all the decorations for it. Luckily, Nate's parents decided to donate their old one to us. The best part about it is that it's pre lit! So we decided to buy some Christmas balls and do popcorn strings and candy canes, which was pretty inexpensive. We were just having a horrible time finding a tree topper. A few nights after we decorated our tree, we went to Target and found the perfect topper. But when we put it on the top, this is what happened. It didn't seem to matter how Nate twisted, turned and fenagled, it just flopped over.
I mostly added this picture, because of Nate's expression. But he found this little stick and decided that if he whittled the top into a perfect little point, the star would slide perfectly onto the top and perfectly top the Christmas tree. Perfect, right?
Little did he realize that the whittling process would take much longer than anticipiated. He hovered over the garbage can for about 30 minutes shaving the top of the stick. Oh, the things we do for a magical Christmas. I do have to admit that he was much more patient than I was.
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Amy said...

So did his plan work? I love the tree.

Angela said...

Your tree is cute. Kessee always has to finagle a hanger to get our star to stay on the tree. Funny that you guys have to do something similar.

Brian and Courtni said...

You guys are so cute -- we had a very similar experience with a tree topper our first year. Needless to say, I think our trees have done without a topper ever since!

Jennifer Rae said...

now that is commitment!

The Clydes said...

Nice! :) I'm quite impressed! I wouldn't have had the patience either. So, I need your email address so I can send you an invite to view our blog. send it to my email, Cute pictures by the way!