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Updated: 2019-09-06 03:29

Last year we didn't end up decorating much for Christmas because we knew we would be out of town for the holidays. We didn't get a tree or string lights, but since we remodeled this year, I was excited to put a tree up and decorate around our new fireplace (see it pre-remodel).

We headed out to cut down our Christmas tree last week, but Greg and I disagreed on what style of tree we'd cut. He wanted something giant, and I wanted something short and bushy. So we got both. He was so excited about his treeaccent pillow case baby floor, he even measured it "roughly 13.5 feet".

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We piled our three trees into the truck and headed back to the ranch. I picked up my car and I followed him home...when all of a sudden our Christmas tree flew out of the back of his truck, and I ran right over it. Completely decimated it. It was like hitting a deer - only it was our Christmas tree. I tried honking my horn, but he had no idea that our tree had just abandoned ship.

I stopped and tried to move the tree out of the road. I couldn't believe that I had just run over our tree, but there was really nothing I could do...and it was his tree that was killed, so I wasn't too concerned because I knew we still had options. I started driving home again and about a mile up the road, there was the second tree, laying in the middle of the lane.

I stopped my car and tried to load the tree into my trunk because this was my tree, and I really loved it. As I was laughing, crying a little, and trying to stuff a tree into my trunk, Greg showed up - he had realized what was going on. We were laughing so hard because while we were cutting the trees down he was making fun of "people who strap down their Christmas trees"... Joke was on him.

So we lost Greg's tree, and I got to decorate with my short bushy tree that I initially wanted. I love the way these two little guys look next to each other: one short and stubby, one tall and lengthy. They are the two most unlikely pair, and I couldn't love them more.

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The world is a hectic and heady place, particularly during the holidays, where travel and attempted diplomacy around family and friends is required to the max! Nothing is more welcoming than returning to a peaceful home where we can find some solace and relaxation, whether it be after a cross country journey or just a long day at work. I hope you enjoy these tips below and are able to make them work for your own particular lifestyle and personal taste. May they help ease you into the next day with a smile and into the coming year with a sense of of well being and calm.