I think the best part of all, though, is our tree. I grew up on the "packagable" tree while Rand has always had a real tree. The past two years we have decided to bring in the fresh scent of pine to our apartment, along with all the messy pine needles and sap (No I do not like pine needles or sap). Last year, while trying to remove our tree from the third story of our apartment I managed to get sap ALL over my arms, hands, and the floor. I was near frantic as what initially was comical turned into tears and frustration as the sap refused to come off my body. Rand and I used butter I believe to get it off ourselves. To discard this fighter of a tree we decided to open our window and toss it out. It actually worked too! I don't think we will have that same luck this year for getting rid of it and hopefully we found good solutions to the sap with a christmas tree bag and a plastic rim at the base. I think next year we will shoot for a more elegant and tall looking tree, but this year we are getting to enjoy our "cone".
|Our Cone Tree|
|My Sparkly Candle|