Tuesday, December 7, 2010

'Tis the Season

Do you think $600 is a little steep for a Christmas tree??

As you may have been able to tell, I was not having the best day on Friday. I went against my better judgement of going to bed early, and waking up to a brand new day on Saturday.

Dave did not have a good day either, and got home from work at about 7:30pm. At about 8:45, we impulsively scooped Aviana and Rainey up, and went to get our tree.

After returning from the Christmas tree lot, I was pulling into our driveway, saying how beautiful our Christmas lights looked, when we heard a loud scraping, followed by the sound of stucco crumbling on top of our car.

In that moment, I felt like the bug in "A Bug's Life."

I whipped my head toward Dave, and said, "Holy Sh*t, I just ran the tree into the house. Yes, the genius I am....drove the car into the garage with the tree atop! I backed the car out (with the pleasant sound of more stucco falling on the car!) I looked up only to discover a "tree trunk" sized hole in our house.

I heard Dave talking about how the twine was stuck under the roof racks. It was jammed because of the pressure from hitting the house ;o( Then I heard a loud noise followed by an entire slew of cuss words. I ran out to the driveway only to discover this...

The tree came down, and the trunk (do you see a theme here) hit the window, and shattered it. Our tree fell to the ground, and the beautiful top snapped off :o(

All within 15 short minutes, I was left with my house on my car, and my car on the driveway. Oh, and a broken Christmas tree. Doesn't it sounds like the perfect end to the perfect day.

At that point, all I could do was laugh, and laugh, and laugh!

The next night, we wondered what exactly to do with our tree. Dave commented that the damaged tree fit our family to a tee ;o)


What to do? What to do?

We could drill it....

Hammer it??!

Oh, I got it, let's glue it!

All kidding aside, it ended up being the perfect little tree.

Even if it did cost about $600.


  1. Oh honey...last week I think was a bad week for everyone!!! It is a beautiful tree though!!! When life gives you lemons...you gotta make lemonade!

  2. Wow, I guess all you could do was laugh:) tree looks good though:)

  3. It is a really beautiful tree. If I had your address, I'd love to send an ornament for Aviana.

  4. I'm sorry...but I laughed when I saw what your tree did to the car. You poor guys! What a memory...and by the way your tree looks great.

  5. Holy Crap, Murphy!!! I hope you keep your tree watered so it doesn't dry out and set your house on fire!! I can't leave you alone for a week! I love how you & Dave are always able to laugh at all the hi jinks in your life. That's definitely one thing I miss about your house is all the laughter. Your tree turned out gorgeous and unique, like you. I miss you guys so much and look forward to spending more time with Avi. Take care and talk to you soon.

    Nurse Michelle

  6. Oh no!!!! That is really unbelievable. It makes for a good blog post though. It looks beautiful too!

  7. Wow. Talk about one thing leading to another and another. It is pretty funny though, in the way of laughing to keep from crying. And your tree is amazing. Great pix too. God bless you all!

  8. On days like that ist best to go to bed early because not good ever comes form it, although if you were able to laugh instead of cry I guess thats pretty dang good!

  9. Best Christmas Story ever. So completely National Lampoons....if only you didn't have to foot the bill. :)

    Kudos on the star. I have that exact star on my tree, too! :)

  10. Oh Jen, I'm laughing so hard! I had to read it out loud to Norm! Only you, Murphy, only you.