Here at bradenbell.com, as you might have guessed, Christmas is a pretty big deal. When I was young--like 11 or 12, I decorated my room for Christmas on November 1st. At one point, I even considered counting Halloween as "the holidays" and thought about decorating in mid-October.
We love Christmas here!
When we lived in New York, we got in the habit of buying a live tree. You just can't beat the scent and excitment and the way it brings the feeling of Christmas into the house. We go the day after Thanksgiving--it's a family tradition.
This year, the consensus was to get this really fat tree. It's sort of a Braden-sized tree. Lots to love.
Sadly, it's so big, and so heavy that our stand is not holding it up very well. So it leans. It already fell over once. Happily, my ninja-like reflexes saved it. And my wife.
Now, the tree is being held up by some extra lines securing it to the bolts that hold the curtain rods to the wall. Pretty good engineering, if I do say so myself. I only regret that I didn't have any duct tape handy for me to use.
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