Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Wordful Way Back When-esday: Once Upon a Christmas Time...

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 fourteen years later, they would have celebrated their thirteenth wedding anniversary, have two beautiful children, and be decorating their fourteenth Christmas tree together....

 in "Sweet Home Alabama" no less.
  
*I couldn't resist posting this again this year with an updated family picture (courtesy of the self timer on my camera). I'm deeming it my blog holiday tradition. :)

5 comments:

amanda said...

oh those were the days friend :)

Emily said...

Y'all don't still use the spray-on snow?! :P Great story! Isn't funny to look back and think about how you had no idea what you're life would be like 13 years from then!
I didn't know you were in Alabama...my husband is from Birmingham.

Cheryl Lage said...

What a fantastic post! You look so happy in BOTH pictures. :)

Thank you so much for a wonderful Way Back When-esday!

Xmas Dolly said...

Thanks for sharing. I love old Christmas stories and New ones too. I hope to see another picture and more added to the story next year, and even bigger smiles. Merry Christmas. I'm your newest follower.

Deb said...

I remember that original picture, from days of yore, VERY WELL! Who wouldathunkit?

Now two kids later, making and blogging memories of your own, Kelli! Mommahood is great if not just for all the funny and crazy stories you can tell your kids when they're older. Life is short....so have a blast living it!