We were all done! The lights were strung. The ornaments were hung. The house was all decked out for the holidays! It looked so pretty! I just love this time of year! I was in Milwaukee cooking up some of my favorite holiday recipes. All was going great! And, then I got the call. My college aged son Riley walked into the house and this is what he walked into.
Our 18 foot Christmas tree was no longer standing tall in our living room. While everyone was out, it decided to come tumbling down. Timberrr!!!!! Poor Arlo, the dog. Can you imagine the sound when the tree came crashing down? Yikes! SCARY! When I got home from Milwaukee, Arlo just looked at me and then looked at the tree as if he was saying “Mom, I didn’t do it!”. It’s okay, I know you didn’t Arlo.
This year the theme of our tree was “Winter Sleigh Ride”. There was an actual old sled in the tree. It looked so cool! Who knows if that caused it to topple over or if it was just not in the stand right. Who knows! Oh well, it’s Christmas. You can’t sweat the small stuff, right?
We had some good friends help put it all back together again. Thanks Rhonda and Patrick and Patti and Joe! We couldn’t have done it without you all!
I’m happy to report that it’s all better now! It looks really beautiful! As you can see, Arlo has also recovered. And, trust me, that tree is not going anywhere now. It’s all wired up! Lesson learned. We are doing that every year!
Here’s a picture of my daughter, Ireland on the left with a couple of her friends in front of the tree.
Have you ever had your tree fall over?