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Results tagged “christmas tree” from Heather Jorgensen | Destination Wedding Photographer Based in Austin TX | Available for Travel Worldwide

December 11, 2008 // Personal
Christmas is my favorite time of the year - hands down. Cool weather means hot cocoa, right? But what I really look forward to is: 1. The Christmas Tree and 2. Decorating it with lots of the rainbow-colored lights! What can I say? I love sparkly things - oh and that fresh pine scent!

Last Sunday, Jeremy and I headed out to find our perfect Christmas tree. I was so excited!  It may have been just below short sleeve temperature here but you better believe I had on my thick snowflake sweater and candy-striped socks! I ducked a little in the car as we drove passed people wearing shorts. "Jeremy, do I look funny wearing a sweater?" He quietly replied with one of his 'you're dorky but you're cute and I love you" looks.

We drove over to a nearby tree lot (which I will not name here) and quickly paced the aisles of dust and pine. After a few minutes, we looked at each other and knew our tree wasn't here. Then I remembered a nursery we had passed by. So we hoped back into our car and tried our luck at tree spot #2.

Jackpot! Can I just say, if you live in the South Austin area and haven't found your tree yet - Wyatt's Nursery on Hwy 290 is THE place to go! Don't even bother going anywhere else. Every tree there was beautiful, green, and well-watered. That's an important thing to look for when finding a tree. I talked a bit with the people there, saying how much better their trees looked than the last place. It was certainly an eye-opening conversation about Christmas tree dos and donts. Let's just say Wyatt's knows how to treat their trees. They also replace the stand when you bring it back next year for free. I'm all for environmentally-friendly and free. And best yet, if you're too busy to hunt for a tree yourself, they'll deliver. Now there's no excuse for anyone NOT to have a beautiful tree in South Austin for Christmas!

Ok, back to our tree hunt. I had my eye on several top contenders. I paced back and forth between them nervously. The lady watching us asked if I needed any help. "No," I said. "I'm just indecisive". When I go to find a tree, I look for the one with the least things wrong with it. Not too skinny. Not too fat. Not too bushy. Not too bent. And the bald spot can't be too noticeable. These trees? The majority could all be winners in my book. In the end, I couldn't make up my mind. So Jeremy picked for me and into the car our perfect tree went.

Oh yeah, check out the cool chile string I picked up with the tree. I've seen these all over the southwest in the past - mostly like New Mexico and Arizona. Maybe I'm proving just how much of a non-texan I am, but I was like "Oh! Jeremy! Look!" Then I decided to pose with it.  So this year we're having a southwest Texas Christmas - with my chile string.

Our tree arrived home with a little muscle form the hubby. Then I set about decorating it. I must say, our tree is so darn cute. Not too big but not bush-size. =)

One thing I did forget was candy canes! Those will be added soon. But even without them, it feels like the Holidays have finally arrived. As I'm finishing up last minute orders for my clients this week, I find myself staring at my tree and loving all of the rainbow-colored lights twinkling at me. Oh, how I live Christmas!!

Just a note -  I will be closing the office for the Holidays next Friday (the 19th) until January 5th to enjoy some time with my family. If you need to contact me or place an order, please do so before then or I will be happy to talk with you when I reopen in 2009.

I wish everyone a Happy Holidays! (and Happy Tree-Hunting too!)