This is my favorite event that my work puts on. I LOVE volunteering to work it.
Families from all over the country donate trees to "The Christmas Spirit Foundation" and then fedex ships them to Military Installations. This year we received 500 trees to distribute. Some years we have gotten 800-900.
It's a fun event to work because I get to wear my christmas finest. This year I choose a reindeer theme.
I wore my reindeer lularoes that I got last year. With my sparkle red toms. I had a great soft brown dress I wore with it. I thought I looked quite cute/festive!
My husband facetimed me for his daily good morning call (since he is still gone, we don't do this when he is home). He chuckled when he answered the phone and was dressed like this!
Been working with John for 10 years. We laughed because the sun hitting his name tag shining on his teeth made it look like an Orbit gum commercial.
I brought this hat because I didn't know how cold it would be. I ended up just wearing it because it was so freakin cute!
Oh man the truck finally got here. It was stuck at the gate because it was graduation day for the basic trainee's, and there was ALOT of traffic. Then on the 3 miles it takes to get from the gate to the field, he broke down. They got him going again, and once on the field his truck just sank in the grass. He was spinning tires. You can tell that they tried to pull him out but that didn't work. So any of the detail or an employee that came with a truck rallied and we filled up all the beds and drove them to the set up point.
I usually take Tim's truck this event because I'm taking a tree home or a friend without a truck's tree to their house when it's over. I was so thankful we had it today.
Offloading the trees.
We stand them up along the fencing and that's how the soldiers/family members pick them. But they can't open them from the bundling. It's kinda a surprise how they look when you get them home.
Alot of fedex workers show up to help offload and carry trees to cars.
Anther load in Tim's truck.
I mean because why not? I love being festive!