Friday, December 3, 2010

tree hunting

It seems like the typical old fashioned family Christmas thing to do, heading out into the woods with a saw in hand in search of the perfect tree.  I know there is no perfect tree in nature, and the last few years have certainly proved that.  There was the tree that would have made Charlie Brown’s look extravagant and the not so perfect but perfect tree the year before, but I think this year we got pretty darn close to perfect.
Of course there’s plenty of goofing off on the drive there.  Thankfully it’s not too far, only about 45 minutes of driving until we get to Christmas tree heaven.
The weather was perfect, the sun was shining and the snow was deep enough for giant footprints but not too deep to go over our boots.
Of course, they must stop to let their mother take their pictures.  How could I not?
Of course there was plenty of playing and snowballs and fun along the way. 
And of course, we found a tree.
Of course, it looked much smaller out in the wilderness.
Of course we had to stop at our favorite bakery on the way home.
And of course, once we got it home we realized that we had really overdone it.  After much trimming and sawing we were able to get it in the house.  And after more trimming and snipping it was possible to get around it to get to the kitchen, or up the stairs.  And of course, laughing hysterically at the ginormous tree in your living room makes for a blurry picture.
But all’s well that ends well.  By the end of the day we had a big, beautiful, and sparkly tree.
Perfect for laying underneath.
I love it.  And I loved a day spent with my favorite people.  And I love the bucket my hubby brought home to set the tree in.  I know it’s a big ordeal and a lot of work and messy and all of that to have a fresh, you cut it yourself tree.  But seeing their faces, spending the day with them, and basking in the warm glow of little white lights is all worth it. 
Yes, I tend to make a big deal about things.  Do you ever do that?  Hopefully I’m not the only one. (Grin)


  1. lol - love it. Can't wait to see your ginormous, gorgeous tree all decked out :)

  2. You made memories for your and most importantly, for your kids for YEARS to come. Sweet pictures!

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~


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