November 25, 2013

The griswold family christmas tree

Happy thanksgiving week! This weekend was oh so very good and much needed. Lately the husband and I have been going back and forth on if we want a real tree or a fake tree. The size of the real tree we were wanting would cost around 60-70 bucks and we decided in the long run its better to get a fake tree now. When we have little ones I would like to have a real tree and have the whole tradition of going to get a real one but for now we decided on the fake tree.
Saturday morning we decided to go to costco and get one there and get some free samples. (yes we are one of those people haha) and my goodness costco was insane on saturday. sooo so so many people. I had to ride like this on the cart to make it easier to move and walk throughout the aisles. While we were there getting the tree we had no thought at all thinking "will this fit in the car or how are we going to get it home?" 
Finally we checked out and walked to the car and then we had those thoughts. As we were walking to the car we kept saying uh what if this doesn't fit and let me tell you it didn't. We had our first Griswold family christmas tree moment. If you haven't seen Christmas Vacation i would highly recommend going to buy it, its a classic. Anyways, once we got to the car we tried putting it in the back seat and had no luck there, it wouldn't even go past the door. Second we tried getting in the trunk but the box was so huge it wouldn't even go in a little. I was dying of laughter and people kept watching us and laughing as well. It was not are brightest moment. We called some family members to see if they were in town to help us out and we had no luck there. 
Finally we decided to put it on the roof of the car and tie it down and drive home. We were a little worried since the wind was crazy that day. Luckily costco had string that we could use. Husband tied it up on the roof and by doing that it locked me in the car. We were in costcos parking lot for almost an hour tying the tree down and making sure the wind wasn't going to blow it off. It was such a joke. I kept laughing it was such a sight. Finally we made it home and the tree box scraped the top of the husbands car. What luck. ha ha
I can't wait to put it up and decorate our first family christmas tree! 

26 comments:

  1. i love it!!!!!! those things make the best memories!

    We did ours this weekend and i'm so obsessed with it. starting new traditions as newlyweds is probably some of the happiest times in my life:)

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  2. My boyfriend and I also bought our tree this weekend! We have a little baby mini tree from 2 years ago, but we've spent this year collecting full size Disneyland ornaments from the park and we decided we definitely needed a much bigger tree. After we decorated our Disney themed tree (complete with Mickey Mouse ears as a topper) we did a little bit of ice skating in our imaginary ice skating rink! :)

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!!!

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    1. that's so fun! I love seeing themed christmas tree's! make sure you post a picture! Ours will be just the normal red/green/silver ornaments!

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  3. Love it! Such a classic story, haha you two are so cute!

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  4. I like fake tree its safer real tree if you forget to add water it could go on fire even though they smell awesome the do make a mess when getting out of the house. These days the fake tree are a better option and also safe you in purchasing lights. Great tree you guys got.
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    1. have you seen the smelly ornaments they have for sale for fake trees that smell exactly like a real one? they are the bomb! so we still will have that christmas tree smell! win win!

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  5. Enjoy creating small and big family traditions, it looks like a great fun and obviously it puts the beautiful smiles on your faces!:)

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  6. Woo hoo!!! :) I'm so excited to pull out all of my Christmas decor this week! :)

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    1. me tooooo! I'm so surprised I've lasted this long!

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  7. Thse make for the very best memories! I can't wait to see how you dress it all up - I don't think we're doing a tree this year as we're away for most of December... I need to get inspired for next year ;) x

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  8. Your pictures cracked me up! Looks like you had fun!

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  9. i don't celebrate christmas but some of my family do. my grandma used to have a fake tree and i really loved it when she put some cotton as snow. but one time she got a real one and i LOVED it even more. haha

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  10. First famuly Chrismas trees are really special! I hope you two have the best time decorating it together :)

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  11. We don't have a tree as of now.. it's so sad! I hope to very soon! I can't wait to see yours all decorated!

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  12. Haha Jennie this is hilarious, I love it!!:)
    p.s. your haircut is super super cute!!! Work it girl:)

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  13. isn't costco the best place in the world? you're not the only person who goes there for fun :) this story was HILARIOUS, especially because i kept picturing christmas vacation. too good! im glad you guys made it home with your tree, and welcome christmas! you're so cute, jennie!

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  14. That is one of my favorite Christmas movies! Love it. What a great story!

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  15. yaaay so fun!! first christmas tree is the best! and costco and samples, amen amen!

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  16. Love your pants!! And yay for the first Christmas tree!! We've avoided one so far since we're pretty sure all of our animals would attack it, lol. :D Thanks for the comment!!!

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  17. We also bought a fake tree (although I've actually never had anything but a fake tree), and we absolutely love having a Christmas tree of our very own! Can't wait to see yours all decorated :)

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  18. oh my. love this post. christmas vacation is my fave! YOU two are so so darling!

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  19. Love it!! You gotta do what you gotta do! :) Can't wait to see pictures of your decorated tree!

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  20. i am so anti fake tree but we caved and bought one last year. But when i have kids, im definitely going to start a real tree tradition.

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