Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Oh, New Christmas Tree...

Kevin found the deal of Black Friday. He was up at 3:30 a.m. and out the door to hit a few places early before heading to Home Depot to buy a new Christmas tree. The Kramers gave us an old tree to use from when they lived in Florida (Kevin was in like fifth grade at the time). We've used it since we got married. It's gotten a lot of use, but it was time to retire the poor droopy tree.

He was ninth in line of about 100 people when the doors opened at 6 a.m. Our neighbor who was also there for a tree was about 50th in line. Home Depot had just 20 trees. Why the frenzy? Home Depot was selling $200 trees for just $49!

Kevin got in and grabbed not one but two trees (the second for our neighbor who was battling the crowd). Some lady nearly knocked Kevin over and then yelled at him for taking two trees. I would have loved to see Kevin's face. But he got ours and Todd got one, too.

Isabella was so excited about the tree. She's really into Santa and the reindeer this year so it's so much more exciting for me!


Julie Madera said...

That's an awesome deal and the tree looks great! I forgot to ask Kevin to tell his version of the crazy lady story...I'll have to remember next time!

I love the last picture of Bella, what a pose! :-)

Laura said...

What a great deal! My mom and sisters were out on Black Friday, too. That's too early for me!

Can't wait to see it all decorated.

The Kramer's said...

Looks good! Hope Isabella is getting excited that Santa is coming pretty soon! :-) Julie, make sure you ask Kevin, b/c his version is hilarious!

Stacy Wessels said...

You guys need a Garden Ridge. Tons of good trees at good prices. We got one there last year.