Remember that year we took our tree down
ten days before Christmas?

Oh wait...that was this year. Sad.

Our cute little tree that Chris carried home through downtown started leaning a bit which tore a hole in the stand it was connected to, which made it leak water and dry up, which only made it lean more. Our poor tree was about to topple over and catch on fire at the same time so we had no choice but to take it down.

what once was this...
turned into this...
and is now this...
That's lame sauce if you ask me.
(the branches we saved are so dry they aren't taking up any water but I had to have something!)

On a nicer note, this is our lovely view at night...

We are headed over the snowy passes this weekend so my very handsome and talented husband can play with these guys at a church in Bend. Not looking forward to the drive (and the white-knuckling.)

See him playing the giant stand-up bass in the background?

Happy Friday!


  1. Sarah on December 17, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Oh my gosh! That is so sad : ( That happened to our first tree last year. So we just bought a fake one! Have fun in Bend. I love Bend this time of year...although the driving there really scares me!

  2. KiraLynn on December 17, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Bummer! That would have made me really sad, too. And, the stand up bass is pretty cool. I bet it's fun to play. Have a safe trip over the pass!

  3. my name is lauren. on December 17, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Sad day about the tree. If it makes you feel any better, we're most likely not even getting one this year. I think we'll just play it off like we're trying to be "portland-y" and "green" by not killing a tree, but really it's just because we haven't had time to go get one and at this point I kinda feel like the pine needle clean up really isn't worth it for one short week of tree-ness :(. Oh well.

    Hope you guys have fun in Bend and that you have a safe trip there!

  4. Becca on December 17, 2010 at 10:09 PM

    Thanks guys...pray for us (and my nerves) going over the passes)! This next week is super busy and we won't even be here Christmas Eve or Christmas so I guess it's not so bad not having a tree but I do miss the atmosphere it brings and the nice scent!

    Lauren, it's probably a good idea to not get a tree this late in the's a lot of work for one week. Snag a branch from a tree lot, put it in a vase and put your new ornaments on it! We can make not having a tree cool :) Next year we totally want to go up to Mt Hood with you guys!
    Can't wait to hang out Tues!


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