Every year, Morgan and I head over to a Christmas tree lot in the parking lot of a local hardware store. We're city folks at heart, and have no desire to trek out into the wilderness to cut something down. And this tree lot has never failed us, so we keep going back.
This year when we arrived, the selection of trees was a little slim. We had a few minutes of worry as we looked around. The lot was super busy, and it was clear the staff just didn't have time to open new trees from the giant pile of wrapped up trees.
So, we took a big gamble and looked at the ones that were still tied up. We found a good height and something that looked fresh. And, we took the risk.
And drinking our annual celebratory Mexican Coke.
Our gamble worked. And, I'm very glad we took the risk. Seriously, the most beautiful tree we've ever had.