Christmas in Denver--2007

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It's December......and that means Christmas tree time! Sp pff we all went in search of christmas trees.
It's December......and that means Christmas tree time! Sp pff we all went in search of christmas trees.
they considered cutting their own in the National Forest......sounded like fun.....but time consuming....so.......we are at Home Depot. As it was, it took lots of looking to decide on that special tree. Can you imagine if we had had the entire forest?
they considered cutting their own in the National Forest......sounded like fun.....but time consuming....so.......we are at Home Depot. As it was, it took lots of looking to decide on that special tree. Can you imagine if we had had the entire forest?
Then to install them.....
Then to install them.....
First Jen,s.....and yes, those are rocks in her hand.
First Jen,s.....and yes, those are rocks in her hand.
We had read to put the tree in a 5 gallon bucket so it had lots of water and to use rocks to brace the tree in the bucket.
We had read to put the tree in a 5 gallon bucket so it had lots of water and to use rocks to brace the tree in the bucket.
and final adjustments.........looks good.
and final adjustments.........looks good.
Ah, but now off to Peter's.....who does not have rocks so must appropriate some from Jen.
Ah, but now off to Peter's.....who does not have rocks so must appropriate some from Jen.
No picture of Peter shlepping up three flights with his bucket of rocks! But here is Leslie....
No picture of Peter shlepping up three flights with his bucket of rocks! But here is Leslie....
struggling with her end....
struggling with her end....
up the stairs.
up the stairs.
--and then the rocks.
--and then the rocks.
Here comes the tree!
Here comes the tree!
Oh yes, and the rocks........
Oh yes, and the rocks........
And here it is.....
And here it is.....
Oh my! I am not sure that is how one's star should look.
Oh my! I am not sure that is how one's star should look.
Now that is much better.
Now that is much better.
Jen made sure everything was just right.
Jen made sure everything was just right.
All the special ornaments.
All the special ornaments.
And last the beads....wrapped around and around.
And last the beads....wrapped around and around.
I remember when she and Peter use to play with all the beads.
I remember when she and Peter use to play with all the beads.
There. Just right.
There. Just right.
Jen's Christmas Tree 2007.
Jen's Christmas Tree 2007.
Snow! ......well it is winter in Colorado. This was the trip to Crested Butte that didn't happen. The pass was closed. Grrrrr. Horrible weather......but little traffic. Hehehehehe
Snow! ......well it is winter in Colorado. This was the trip to Crested Butte that didn't happen. The pass was closed. Grrrrr. Horrible weather......but little traffic. Hehehehehe
Ah, but we were determined to ski....so we tried again.....to Steamboat Springs.
Ah, but we were determined to ski....so we tried again.....to Steamboat Springs.
And here we are......bundling up. Peter is helping me with all the parts.
And here we are......bundling up. Peter is helping me with all the parts.
And teaching me to use goggles. or trying to.
And teaching me to use goggles. or trying to.
Peter and me.....nice.
Peter and me.....nice.
Dick held the fort down.....skiing is not his thing.
Dick held the fort down.....skiing is not his thing.
Here is Jen's friend Ryan....he was my ski buddy. Altho even he left me behind....he went straight down the middle. Zoom! Not me.......
Here is Jen's friend Ryan....he was my ski buddy. Altho even he left me behind....he went straight down the middle. Zoom! Not me.......
Here we come.....that is me......counter rotating in the front. And i think that is Jen in the back.
Here we come.....that is me......counter rotating in the front. And i think that is Jen in the back.