The day after Thanksgiving I woke up with an extra pep in my step. Maybe it was all the good food and slept I got, but I think it was because I knew it was the day. The day we were going to pick out the "perfect" Christmas tree (under $30 that is). Okay, maybe that was a tad dramatic, but I was very excited to get our first full size Christmas tree. Last Christmas was our first Christmas being married and we were saving for our first house. We decided to opt again buying a Christmas tree. Ryan's mom surprised us with a mini tree. I was happy to have a tree in our 500 sq foot apartment. It was a great Christmas. But this year we decided we wanted to large tree to go in front of the big window in our living/dining room. We didn't want to spend much though. First thing Black Friday morning, for us that was 10:00 am - yeah we slept way in. We headed down to a local tree lot where the trees were "fresh from the farm". MAN! Trees are expensive. We wanted a 6 ft Noble Fir, but we were looking at about $50-60 bucks. Ohhh heck no thank you. I remembered seeing some signs at Lowes, so we headed there instead. It was a nice surprise. We got what we wanted and for only $29! I'm tellin' ya.... head to Lowes. They didn't have a HUGE selection, but they had good prices and good trees.
I put a beach towel under the tree stand in case I over water it again. Then I pulled out my box'o'ornaments including the Hallmark series collection I've had starting in 1991. I was in kindergarten and my mom took me to Hallmark and let me pick out a series that was starting that year. I chose Puppy Love. I always loved dogs, and I was secretly hoping if I chose Puppy Love - I would get a puppy for Christmas. =)