Starting at the 8-9 foot trees, we quickly decided they would be a little too big for our needs. We Headed to the 5-6 foot trees, and again made the decision it was not going to meet our needs. So splitting the difference we went to the 6-7 foot trees. PERFECT! ( We were like the 3 little bears. Too big! Too small! Just Right!)
After having the poor woman pull and twirl trees, and try and shape limbs, cut more trees free from their binding we found one that I really liked. But I wasnt IN LOVE with it. It was great, but not GREAT. So I asked if we could set it aside as the "I really like this one, so keep it aside in case we cant find anything bettter".
So as this sweet woman cut a few more trees and twirled, I was getting frustrated. I knew EXACTLY what I wanted. Tall (but not too tall), Full (I mean FULL), no bare spots ,and a straight upper stem to put the topper on.
As soon as she cut the binds on our tree, I KNEW it was THE ONE. It was like the scene in Lampoons Christmas Vacation.
It was PERFECT. Tall, but not too tall. Full. No weird spots to face towards the wall, perfect straight branch at the top. And as she was twirling and fluffing, it was falling into place perfectly.
So we paid, had them cut the end, trim a few bottom branches, wrap it up and pop it on the roof of the car.
So here is our 7' North Carolina Mountain Grown Fraser Fir. I am in heaven.
|PUTTING IT IN THE STAND|
|JOSEPH INSPECTING THE NEW TOY|
|UNBOUND, IN FULL GLORY, but not completely dropped yet.|
|BOYS IMPRESSED WITH THEIR WORK|
|JUST PLAYING WITH SHUTTER SPEED.|
|O CHRISTMAS TREE, O CHRISTMAS TREE|