As you may know, I love to make things. I love coming up with an idea and see it come together. Wither it is a hutch that I am redoing, a sign for Emma’s room, or making presents, I love it all. I always seem to have the desire to make something especially when I can’t just go and buy the object that inspired me in the first place. I then spend all day thinking about how I can make _ that I saw at the store. Jake usually just thinks I am cute as I try my hand in a little bit of everything. So now that you have a little insight into my craziness, I have a story for you…
Now that Thanksgiving is over I can finish decorating for Christmas! I was so excited to finally go out and look for a Christmas tree. We had been waiting until after Thanksgiving to get that last finishing touch. Jake and I had not decided if we were going to get a real or fake Christmas tree. We LOVE real Christmas trees, but living in an apartment and leaving town for a couple of weeks can make a real tree hard to manage. So off we went looking for our dream tree. We looked at fake ones at several different stores but we were not sold on any of them. I just kept on wondering where we would store it. Then the day after thanksgiving the Christmas tree stands finally open. Jake and I took a walk with Emma to go and look at them. Emma loved touching the different trees and exploring the tree lot. I can I say it smelt soooo good. I think the best part about Christmas trees is the smell :)
As we were looking around we found the perfect Christmas tree for us. It was a little shorter then me and the perfect shape. It smelt good and would definitely do a great job hold all our ornaments. We started to walk back home (where the car was. Jake for some reason didn’t feel like carrying the tree 6 blocks lol). As we were walking we started to talk about getting the tree. As we talked it quickly went to “lets get the tree” to “I don’t know if we should…” Have you ever added up the coast of something and then wish you had just bought the sucker without thinking about it? Well it was one of those moments. We were both kinda bummed. Jake mostly cause he was studying for a test for hours on end and just wanted to be done and decorate a tree. When we got back to our little home, we had not settled on getting the tree or not. Jake went back to studying and I started playing with Emma.
Now here is when my creative bug started to kick in. I am super impatient and I wanted a Christmas tree. I knew that our budget was tight and a Christmas tree would be a splurge. So I decided something. I decided how cool of a situation we are in now. Since we are poor college students we can do whatever we want to make a tree and no one would care. It was our time just to have fun with the holiday and with life. Why not experiment and make a tree.
Now you might be tilting your head right now saying “make a tree?” But thats right we made our Christmas tree. Without telling Jake what I was doing, Emma and I went for a walk. We found fallen tree branches and twigs that would create the perfect tree. I think we got some really strange looks in the process ;)