Mellissa (on the phone with her dad): "We got our Christmas tree today!"
Dad: "Really, did you have fun? Where did you go?"
Mellissa: "We cut one of the trees growing too close to the house....."
Dad: "Oh, no you didn't!"
Mellissa: "Is that bad? There was one growing right up under it. Plus, we were doing the house a favor..it was way too close."
Dad: "Did you really?"
Mellissa: "Yes, the trip home was awesome. Like only a few steps!"
Dad: "Jeez. I bet Fraker liked that it was free."
Mellissa: "You bet!"
Emerson and Ida: "Grandpa, we cut our Christmas tree from the front yard!"
And decorated it beautifully, I might add.