Misi from Gable House Musings and Robyn from Primlish have teamed up to give us the Merriment chain. It's a chain in which we celebrate each day by making a post of our Christmas happenings and goods. If you want to join in the fun
Every year since we have been married, with the exception of maybe 1, we have made a trip to the forest and cut down the best tree DH could find the day after Thanksgiving. This year he was on call and we had to make other plans. We found a very cute tree farm in the next town over just 45 minutes away. Now, I am all for the forest and hiking in the cold snow while towing three crying girls. I love spending the day wondering if hubby is going to get us lost or stuck. (Sensing sarcasm here?) It's a tradition. However, the tree farm was lovely. We drove right up to the edge of the field, put on our hats, and piled out of the truck. We got to walk on the level groomed dirt and check each angle of the tree. The girls got to run around unattended. The sun was warm and lovely. It only took a half an hour of inspecting perfectly groomed beautiful trees to find what we were looking for. And, after all, DH still got to roll around in the dirt and saw something down. It was the best excursion yet. And next year, we will be doing it again:) No more forest expeditions (unless it's in the summer and we are hiking).
This little tree was wanted for the kitty.
Oldest is taller than this one.
Now for the fun part.
All loaded up.
Ready to decorate.
See the tail "Middle" is sporting? She wore it all day long. Ha ha, so cute.
The girls decorated it all by themselves. We did have to help with the high places and move a few things around, but other than that, they did a good job. All the ornaments are thiers or are special from one place or another. I call it my "junk" tree, but really, it's just a "family" tree. One day, when the kids move on, it will be a glorious fancy one like you see in the magazines:)
Well, nothing prim about this post......just a day in the life of our family. Were just doing what thousands of others are.......thanks for stopping by.