Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Griswold's

I did not marry Clark Griswold. Or at least I didn't think I did. It's not so much the lights, we have an appropriate amount on our roofline. But the tree, that's when I begin to question. There's that one scene in the movie when they are out in the middle of the forest and Juliette Lewis appears frozen as does the rest of the family as Clark finds the perfect, albeit slightly ginormous Christmas tree. I relived that moment in recent history. Minus being completely frozen because let's be honest, I live in Portland, and while it has been cold in recent weeks, it's not cold enough to frost your eyelashes.

Scott's idea of the perfect tree resembles that of Clark Griswold, the bigger the better. I like Christmas trees, I even like tall Christmas trees, I just have never thought that an eight foot tree would be considered shrimpy. This is the beauty that Scott and I ended up with. It's about 11 feet and somehow my husband feels like we should have gone taller, after all there is still a good 5 feet to the top of the ceiling.

Scott is 6 feet tall, just for reference.
Scott cut down our manly tree with an equally manly saw, or at least that's the story we're telling.

Then he strapped it to the Rodeo and we headed home, losing only minor branches and pine needles.

Merry Christmas.
The Griswold's


Shannon said...

Ohhhhhhhh! That tree is AMAZING! When I started reading the post I for sure thought you were going to talk about the house lights since that is what Scott does for a living!


Kaydi, you look great and I love the tree!

Alexis Treese said...

I LOVE IT, Nothing is wrong with an 11 foot tree!! And you and your beautiful preggoness next to it is awesome. You look so great! PS, Im starting nursing school soon!

The Wiseman Life said...

I love it looks awesome! That is seriously one large tree! I think you could have gone bigger though! :)
You looks so freakin cute! I love that little belly! Miss your face!

Bethany and Cameron said...

Oh my holy goodness, that thing is HUGE!!!! I hope you didn't have any part of lifting or carrying that thing!! How fun--your house looks beautiful all decorated! And you, my dear, look equally beautiful!!:) Only a few more weeks!:)

holly_e_thomas said...

Hey!! I guess Scott's need for tall trees comes from the fact that the house we grew up in had shorter ceilings. When we moved into the house our parents are in now, we went crazy with TALL trees :) We would beg for 15' trees!! And we would take turns sawing (yes, I've kneeled down in the mud to help the cause)!! Hope you are feeling okay and surviving the last couple weeks of pregnancy :)

Bruce and Melinda said...

Wow- what a tree!!
And a belated CONGRATULATIONS on the baby boy!! You look so cute pregnant!