How is it that every single December, at least one strand of Christmas lights does not work? Here is our tree, in the living room. Remember how I said I didn’t want a fat tree? And how we measured the tree in the field? Looking back on my photos, it turns out we had a fat tree to begin with, but we were distracted by the romance of cutting down our very own conifer. AND it also turns out that when you trim a foot from the trunk (check back for more on the snazzy wreath I made with the extra branches) and don’t have a limitless sky overhead, the tree looks even FATTER!