Thursday, December 18, 2008

Once Upon a Christmas Time...(Fro & PSF combo)


Once upon a Christmas time, long ago, a young man with a skater-style haircut beckoned a young woman whom he had recently taken on a first date to help him decorate a Christmas tree. The young woman happily obliged as she had a teensy weensy crush on this young man.

They arrived at his humble abode (an old "trailer" that he shared with two roommates) fully equipped with spray-on snow, cheap glass bulbs from the local Wal-Mart, a few strands of lights, and some blue tinsel that the young man managed to find in his mother's attic.

Since the tree was only three and half feet tall, the ingenious young man and his buddies devised a way to suspend the tree from the ceiling, therefore eliminating the need for a tree stand. Due to the miniature nature of the tree, there were plenty of lights left over to string around a bicycle rim that the young man (a manager of a bike shop) had previously hung on the wall (with a red light bulb in the middle to add an extra touch of tackiness.)

The young man and young woman were so pleased with their decorating abilities that they decided to pose for their very first picture together in front of the dangling, overly spray-painted Christmas tree...

...both of them completely unsuspecting of the fact that thirteen years later, they would have celebrated their twelfth wedding anniversary, have two beautiful children, and be decorating their thirteenth Christmas tree together.


(Here's hoping that this little tree makes it to Christmas day. Noah has already knocked it down twice.)

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23 comments:

amanda said...

OMG that is AWESOME!!

seriously honey!!

awesome!

We are THAT Family said...

What a great post!

And seriously knocked it down TWICE?

And I thought our cat was bad :D

Carol said...

What a terrific story, had me feeling all tingly.

Good luck to your tree with Noah about, 13 is an unlucky number you know.

Rachel said...

Love the white Christmas tree. You guys look so cute.

Jenny in Utah said...

I love the suspended tree and bicycle rim - takes me back to my college days! What a sweet story - thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

You sure summed up college decorating accurately! You were w-h-i-t-e in that picture!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

haha...I do look really white! I guess the picture quality isn't too great on 35 mm pics from 1995 scanned into the computer.

Michelle said...

Ah, what a great story!

Mrs de Miranda said...

that is the cutest story EVER! I love it. Even the red light bulb! :)

Chris said...

That was a fantastic story.
If Charlie Brown's tree can make it, so can yours!

MomOf3 said...

I absolutely love your story! What fun! Merry Christmas to you and your family!! :)

Pampered said...

That's a great story! Merry Christmas! -Doodlebunz

Jaysi said...

That is seriously awesome! What a fantastic post! How fun that you still have that picture.

Rachel said...

That is precious! What an amazing thing that you still have that picture. Darling story and you two, are too cute.

Tracey said...

I LOVE that picture. You guys are just babies!!! And the story behind it is too funny!

Monkey's Momma said...

What a sweet story!

lmerie said...

That is great! Sweet story!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh I adore this story. And twice isn't SO BAD. :)

jennifer said...

What a perfectly adorable story. I love that your first picture was in front of such a.... lovely.... Christmas tree!

Have a great weekend.

Spin Mama said...

What a nice piece of writing and touching story. Any idea where that tree is today?

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

love the flash back Christmas!

Jen said...

So cute, Kelli. I love it! Great story & pics to go along with it.

Shannon said...

That story is so cute, I love the description of the "extra tacky" red bulb! How funny! How are you? Thanks for checkin in on us, I havent had much time but I really wanted to say Merry Christmas to you and let us know for sure when you are in the area!