Sunday, December 9, 2007

Tree Day!

It was time! Time to get a tree. I was feeling so out of the Christmas spirit. I could have been my heavy heart (see last post) or just my feeling of being overwhelmed by all I have to do but whatever the reason, I needed a boost in the Christmas directions.

We headed out, in the dark (it gets dark so early here) to cut our own. I'd love to pretend we hiked deep into the snow filled woods to find our perfect tree but as someone who has actually done this as a child, it's highly overrated! We went to a tree farm about 5 mins from our house. Somewhat less romantic but way more practical.

Here is my troupe trying to decide what tree is the most desirable. Notice the flashlight in Hubby's hand. He's always thinking.
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I'm pretty sure the whole trip was all about this for son #1...
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How about this one mom??? Too small? Really? Cuz it seems just right to me!
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After tramping around in the pitch black, trying not to trip on the stumps of already cut trees....
WE FOUND IT!!! YAY! Gather everyone for a picture!
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And yes, we do everything is a group. We are quite the sight everywhere we go!

And then it was down to business...the cutting involved a lot of laying on the ground and hunching over with a flashlight.
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Mission complete! Back to our house for chili. And wine, don't forget that.
Christmas is officially ON!

13 comments:

Kellan said...

Chili sounds wonderful. Those are really great pictures! I'm glad you found a tree and made some memories in the process. Hope you have a good week. Take care. Kellan

Tracey said...

I personally like the reflective stripe on your second son's coat! :) Glad you all had fun. thanks for stopping by!

Chey said...

how fun. Our tree comes out of a box.

Margaret said...

I don't remember ever having a live tree. Well, once, some roommates got one.

I guess going out in shorts and 80 degree weather isn't quite the same to cut down a tree like it is where it's cold...

shay said...

Kellan - chili was yum. Thanks. I think the kids had a blast!
Tracey - I know eh?! Well at least we know it works lol
Chey - ours used to cuz we didn't spend Christmas at home and didn't want to leave a real tree. It's nice to have a real one again.
Margaret - I spent one Christmas in Hawaii and it was fun but I think I like to have the change of season for the holiday.

Kristen said...

So fun Shay! Great tree and you brought Grandma! How awesome!
hey, are those some big, uggers, brown boots on your feet. Like the ones of mine you have teased me about for 2 years? hmm. took the plunge did you? are those skinny jeans as well? NO! Not the skinny jeans!

Amy said...

nice tree! your kids looks so excited. mine our bouncing off walls. glad to hear you've now got the spirit. funny how a christmas tree can do it for us!!! take care.

Badness Jones said...

Great tree! Make sure to post photos once you've got the ornaments on!

bananafana said...

so jealous! We used to spend hours picking out the perfect tree and now it comes out of a box (we don't water and we end up with a very messy fire hazard when the tree is real). Chili really is the perfect meal for this time of year . . .

Family Adventure said...

How cute is that! I love that you do everything as a group. The picture of the actual tree cutting was hilarious -- holder-of-the-flashlight, dedicated holder-of-the-tree, and two children on the ground. Precious!

Thanks for sharing :)

Heidi

Don Mills Diva said...

I just love that picture of all of you in front of the tree - it's just gorgeous. You should frame it.

Mary said...

Cute pictures!
Looks like you got a perfect tree :)

Banana said...

Beautiful Tree!!