Sunday, December 02, 2007

Oh Tannenbaum

The hunters woke on a Saturday morning. They dressed warmly and set off into the wilds to seek their prey.


... and boots

The prey would not be easy to find and much effort would be necessary:

Okay, as it turns out, there was PLENTY of prey, but most did not meet the hunters' exacting requirements.

Too short:

Too tall:

Yes, he's wearing shorts and no coat. Yes, it was 45 degrees out today.

Too fat:

Too skinny:

Finally after a hard ten minutes' searching, the Perfect Prey was found:

The Man Hunter dispatched the prey quickly with his weapon:

The Young Female Hunters lent him moral support. Serious business, this was.

The fallen prey was trussed up so as to prevent escape.

And the Young Female Hunters fortified themselves with cocoa and candy canes.

Once home, the Serious Business continued. It was time to adorn the prey:

Until finally the prey was accessorized into submission.


The Hotfessional said...

Lovely. Truly. But you know my issues with live trees. I can't risk, y'know, them falling over again.


Hope Santa leaves lots and lots of present for those girls.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Hot, I was actually thinking of you and your, ahem, problem with falling trees. For the first time ever, we could not get this freaking tree to stand and stay up. There was some cussing -- especially by me, since this was not the tree I wanted -- but we eventually got the fucker upright and stable.

As for the gifts, I'll probably blog this, but Santa is a modest giver. Not spoiling the girls and all that...

StLmom said...

How lovely! You know, I've never gone out and selected a live tree before. In fact, for all but one year we've had artificial -- and the year we had a real tree -- well, let's just say it was a disaster of a Christmas that ended with me, in a fit of rage, singlehandedly launching the tree into a Dumpster. Yeah, that's a year I'd like to forget.
Looked like fun for you guys and the girls, though!

Professor J said...

You actually have presents under your tree? I am not worthy.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Professor: Yes, I'm just about done with shopping -- just a few tiny odds and ends. Most of the wrapping is done too, as I'm about to start schlepping boxes to the post office to send out into the wilds of NY, MA, and TX (three different addresses there). My goal every year is to finish everything by Thanksgiving so that I can actually enjoy the month of December with my family.

Aims said...

oh oh oh that is sooo lovely. I felt like I was part of your family reading that!
May the day come quickly where I can have days like that too.
In the meantime, I guess I should start buying some christmas pressies. x x

Mrs. G. said...

What a lovely post...I am so anxious for us to put up our tree. It gets more complicated when your kids are older and you have to work around their schedules. I'm shooting for Thursday. Thanks for sharing, Jen. Your place always looks so warm and cozy.

Mooselet said...

I must admit I miss hunting down a Christmas tree. It's too hot here to have one - not to mention tough to find - so I'm resigned to a fake tree. Not quite the same.

Lisa@Take90West said...

It looks great. Our trip to the tree farm was not so memorable. We came home treeless.

I love the wrapped presents already under the tree. I suppose I would have to start shopping to be able to accomplish that, right?

A present for you is waiting at my blog!

smalltownmom said...

OMG, you're efficient. We are only just starting to THINK about a tree. I always refuse to deal with Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but I guess I've had a week already. I must have some excuse.

I'm good at excuses: I was busy, I was tired, I had to see Enchanted which was great, I saw Ozzy Osbourne and I was sick afterwards... No, not drunk sick. Sick with a cold.

We used to do a "cut your own tree" but out here in the far west we only get one kind to cut, Monterey Pine, and I prefer a shorter-needled tree. So I think we'll look for the local boy scouts tree lot.

Family Adventure said...

Beautiful. I think it's awesome you went out and cut it down yourselves.

Love the viking blood in the man in shorts!

Heidi :)

chickadee said...

loved your search for a tree. it looks great.

Poppy Buxom said...

We do the tree hunt in our basement. And we always find the exact same sized tree! How amazing is that???