This year we decided to go for the Griswold Christmas by going to the woods to find and cut down our own Christmas tree. We bought a $10 permit for a 12 foot tall tree from the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest ranger station and were directed toward the Mt Pilchuck trailhead because the trees we were looking for are upper at these higher elevations and we'd probably have luck searching there. We went to the back of the parking lot, away from the trailhead. We started our march into the woods to find the perfect Christmas tree.
Jackie & Joe carrying the tree back to the car
As we loaded the tree onto the car, we start to realize how tall it is in comparison. Too late now. We already cut it down and killed it.
We added Christmas ornaments next. During the middle of the night we woke up to a loud crash which sounded like breaking glass! I knew immediately that the tree had fallen over. We found the tree laying halfway up the stairwell with broken silver bulbs all over.
We were worried about the tree staying upright again with how tall it was. We ended up tying the tree to the entry door frame to make sure if it fell, it would fall into the corner and not out again.
All in all there were only a handful of ornaments that Jackie will need to glue back together. Most of the silver bulbs that broke were part of large sets so it wasn’t too heartbreaking to lose those. Her favorites from her childhood survived the tree fall.