Judd: "It's cold and going to rain, don't we have a little artificial tree in the attic?"
Carrie: "Yes, we do - but we both need to get a boost of Christmas Spirit, so we're going to the Christmas Tree Farm, we're going to just get a really small tree - like 4 feet."
Charlotte: "waaaahhh, I don't want boots on" (taking her socks off)
10:15 AM (In the car on I-85 N)
Carrie: "We need to at least play some Christmas songs" (turns from 750 AM to 98.5 FM)
Charlotte: "Milk in hands, milk in hands" (as she is spilling milk from her sippy cup into her hands)
10:45 AM (arrived at Thompson Christmas tree farm and put Charlotte into one of their awesome wagons)
Carrie: "Oh, look at this pre-cut one, it is perfect - small, no holes, perfect!"
Judd: "Yeah, it is nice - and 5 bucks off since it's pre-cut!"
Carrie: "OK, let's just get this one and then go let Char feed the goats "
Judd: "Well, let's just take one look over here...."
Carrie: "This one is nice, Charlotte which one do you like?"
Charlotte: "green one!"
Judd: "Well, how about this one?"
Judd: "Or this one?"
Judd: "Well, let's just take a look over this hill"
Carrie: "Really, don't you just want that pre-cut one?"
(Judd pulls Charlotte in the wagon over a little bridge and up a hill to another plot of trees.)
11:15 AM (back down the hill and in the first plot of trees)
Judd: "Ok, let's just get the pre-cut one"
Charlotte: "OUT!" (she wants out of the wagon)
Carrie: "Well, how about this one?"
Judd: "That one has a hole, how about this one?"
Carrie: "That one is nice - but it's kind big"
Judd: "It'll fit in the room, let's get it" (begins cutting it down)
Judd: "It's really big, but I like it a lot"
Carrie: "Yep, it is the nicest tree we've ever had, it looks really nice"
Judd: "I'm glad we went and got a tree"
Carrie: "Me too"
So we ended up with a tree 2x the size of any tree we have purchased before (probably 11ft), even though we went to the Christmas tree farm wanting a very small one - but we love it, and are now fully in the Christmas spirit.
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