The Year our Christmas Tree had Bugs

I don’t think a post title could be more obvious what this is about. Yes, our Christmas Tree has bugs. What kind of bug you ask? I have no idea. But it’s a bug, and they are dropping by the 20’s out of our tree and onto my floor. I feel like it’s the year of bugs in our home. I have toddlers you guys. Curious fingered little girls. I am normally in the teaching mindset with my “lets check out these new bugs” mindset when we play, but not this time. No thank you. Not when they are unexpected and inside our house. Thankfully Sarah is a great listener and big sister. She tells me when new bugs are trespassing and does an amazing job keeping Elanor away from the tree and it’s uninvited inhabitants.

First we had the acorn-larva incident, now we have a Christmas tree bug invasion. That is such a weird sentence. Yuck.

To fully understand the insanity of the events I’m going to give you a photo break-down…


Tree shopping with our little helpers on Thanksgiving weekend


Picked out and ready to take home


The decked out tree of 2014!


We were having so much fun adding the personalized ornaments we made.



Then, one day I found a bug or two on the floor. That turned into several bugs during the day. Then I would wake up and find them slowly crawling off the tree skirt, or around the tree.

Because telling you isn’t enough, this is what I would find all throughout the day…


I somehow managed to just sweep them up and keep the tree for a few weeks. Thinking clearly they would stop, right?!


Goodbye 2014 Christmas Tree –



A close up for you. It looks a lot like a tick, but wasn’t a tick.
We still have no idea what they were.



Sorry you now have that ‘itchy bug crawly feeling on your skin. I know how that feels…

The sweet hubs removing the lights after I took off all the ornaments
(I didn’t want to get my arms in there…)



He went into the storage shed while it was storming on Christmas Eve-Eve and brought our fake tree inside.
He added the lights and I put on the decorations.




Now you can fully understand the craziness behind this years Christmas tree. I dub it, the year of unusual bugs!

6 Thoughts on “The Year our Christmas Tree had Bugs

  1. Nicole McKenzie on December 27, 2014 at 12:53 pm said:

    I would’ve been so freaked out!! And done the same thing you did, have the man take everything down! :D

  2. This story is one of a kind. 2 different bug incidents within a few weeks of eachother. Classic.

    And bravo on making homemade ornaments out of sticks… Wish I had thought of that…

  3. Mariah on January 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm said:

    Gross! I would not have been happy about that. I guess that is one thing I don’t have to worry about with a fake tree.

  4. Sara B. on January 4, 2015 at 8:41 pm said:

    HAHAHA I’m sorry, but I was laughing through this. You stuck it out sister! LOL I’m SO sorry you have had such a buggy few months. ;)

  5. Gramsie Granger on January 7, 2015 at 1:13 pm said:

    I love catching up on your blog every so often . . .
    I’m thinking the “About Us” section’s a little out-of-date? ;)

    Beautiful family!

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