Saturday, December 4, 2010

Project Christmas Tree

One of our Christmas traditions every year is to go out and cut down our Christmas tree.  There are a lot of tree farms around here, but we have been going to the same one ever since our first Christmas together.  We always wait until there is snow, which means sometimes the tree gets put up a bit later than usual, but it snowed last night, so this afternoon, after a bit of wrangling with the winter gear, we headed north to the farm.

It always takes us a while to find the perfect one.  It usually goes something like this.  Kel stomps ahead while I cajole the boys to keep up.  At least one person cries, usually not me.  I put on Noah's dropped mitten at least 15 times.  Every 3 minutes or so I yell for Kel because in my efforts to keep sight of our children, I have lost sight of him.  The farm is very big, and everyone knows instinctively the best trees are all the way on the far edges of the farm.  We spy one we like and say we will come back, but in reality there is no possible way either of us will ever remember where the first 2 or 3 good ones were, so we forge ahead. Ryan spends his time falling down in the snow and laughing hysterically.  Noah waffles between eating snow and whining to me to wait.  All in all, it's a good time!

Today, I'm quite sure we found 3 or 4 perfect ones, before we finally settled on this one.

Kel does the honors, while the boys watch and learn.

Pictures like this remind me that they really do love each other.




Note the circa 1987 hot pink ski gloves (his, not mine) and the aforementioned winter gear struggles.
I'm sure you thought I was talking about my children.




Project Christmas Tree complete...at least the first phase!  It's drying off in the garage, and tomorrow we will bring it in and decorate!!

6 comments :

  1. What fun! No farms near us, so we do don't have the fun (or winter gear struggles) that you do.

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  2. looks like you had fun! Enjoy!

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  3. They look just like your husband! And you did the hard work!

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  4. That is so awesome! My husband and I talked about cutting down our tree this year with our boys, but it just didn't work out this year! Maybe next year!

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  5. So much fun! I love cutting down my own x-mas tree!

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  6. What awesome family pictures.

    And I LOVE Kel's pink gloves. Those are hilariously awesome.

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