Saturday, December 19, 2009

Answer

Yes, we got our tree on the side of the road. Amander, you are correct!

Last year, we bought a tree at a tree farm that we cut down ourselves. It was nice, but then we were driving home and realized that we kept seeing trees everywhere on the sides of the road. So last year we decided, never again are we paying $40 for a stupid tree, when there are plenty to spare here in Oregon.

However, it did require us to be quite stealth. I drove around during the day and found one that I thought was acceptable (I am generally pretty picky about my Christmas tree). The problem was it was on a fairly busy street. So we went back at night, I dropped Nick off, drove away, then he called me once it was cut down. We shoved the tree in our trunk as fast we could and sped off.

That's right, we are tree thiefs. We are living outside the law.

4 comments:

Papworth's said...

That is so freaking funny!! I just read that to Michael and we both had a great laugh! I can just see you guys. I do agree, however, that Oregon does have a lot of beautiful trees to spare. I thought about that as we were hiking through the snow to find our "perfect" tree. It was definitely about the experience for us and our Charlie Brown tree got a good home.

Amander said...

I think I remember you saying you wished you had just gotten one off the side of the road last year - and I thought that was so funny!

Excellent story!

Kelly Munns said...

i'm not sure if we can be friends anymore...

Tamara and Jonathan said...

hahaha! That is hilarious! Tree thiefs... you HAVE been living in Oregon too long! Next thing you know you'll be cow tipping...