Den Tannenbaum der Speckhals

English- “The Christmas (Fir) Tree of the Speckhals'”

I am a big fan of real Christmas trees.  So that’s one thing that I planned to do when I had my own home.  Locally, there are not a lot of Christmas tree farms, so we went and picked one up from a local grocery store lot–benefits going to the York County Food Bank.  We left the house around noon yesterday to pick out our tree…

After eating some pizza for lunch, we went hunting–for a tree.  Our ceiling isn’t too awfully high, so I knew we couldn’t have some enormous one.  After choosing which type we wanted (Fraser Fir), we had to pick the perfect one.  After just five or so minutes of deliberation, we found “the one.”  It’s a 7 foot tall beauty!

After that, we drove the two miles home, and carried it up the stairs.

Then came all of the light wrapping and decorating, and finally the finished project…

It ended up being far better than we could have expected and more than we deserve!

Mine and Andrea’s wedding presents from each of our respective parents was conveniently our childhood Christmas ornaments that had been saved up through the years.  With that, and some Andrea has collected over the last year, our tree was was abounding with decorations.

We look forward to having our Christmas tree be a part of our family for the next month.