It has been 8 years since we have had a Christmas tree in the house (long story) and even though Rick has mentioned getting one a few times, the idea has always been nixed (because of long story).
But this year that spell was broken and we got one. And in true Rooney fashion, we can’t just get your old run of the mill, ordinary, “standard size” tree. No, Rick decided that we needed to utilize the cathedral ceiling that we have in the house with a tree that was a little “taller.”
Don’t let this photo fool you. His car may not seem that big, but that tree is hanging another 3 feet past the back of it.
And It Was Heavy!
So after getting a foot cut off and spending a night in the garage (the tree, not Rick) in a bucket of water, it was time for it to be placed on it’s pedestal in the living room.
This was the perfect time to get the tree, because the kids were visiting and I had help! And boy did I need it. We used every single ornament I had collected over the past 30 years.
Now to give you a perspective of how tall this thing is, the ladder that Nichole is standing on is 8 feet, and the top of the tree is another 2 feet past that.
The only other person I know that gets a tree taller than ours is my SIL Roxy. Hers Is Gorgeous!!!
Thanks girls for all of your help last weekend! It was fun to take a trip down memory lane with all the ornaments. There sure are a lot of stories that go with them.
The house has the fresh scent of pine and we are enjoying the twinkling lights that dance in the branches.
Now I just have to keep the darn thing alive until everyone gets up here for Christmas!