Sunday, December 21, 2008

Our Annual Trip to the Christmas Tree Farm

I'm not sure how much time got past me since my last entry here, except we've been busy (like everyone else!) getting ready for the holidays! I've been out there taking pictures. They just haven't found their way to the blog. I'll try to be more diligent, as I really don't like to let so much time pass without writing here!

Last Saturday, we went to our favorite local Christmas tree farm to find our tree. It was cold and windy, but no snow except for the little bit that was already on the ground. We discovered this farm a few years ago and really enjoy going. The people who own it are very nice and have several acres of trees to choose from. They take you out to the trees on a hay wagon and you can stay out as long as you would like, until you find your tree and cut it. Then you jump on the next hay wagon that comes by and they take you back to their barn, where they wrap up the tree while you enjoy a cup of hot apple cider. It makes for a fun and lovely day and a wonderful family tradition!

James in the trees during our tree hunt!

Mom and James with our pick this year.....a beautiful Colorado Blue Spruce!

Our little money always has to climb the hay bales or his trip to the tree farm isn't complete!!
Now we were off, back to the house to decorate!!


Helen said...

great shots my friend...gosh it comes round quick. Do you know I have never had a "real" tree!

Shirley said...

You have selected a nice Christmas tree. I too have got one pretty from Home Depot.

Cindy LaJoy said...

Very nice pic of James with the tree branch near him. We have never gone to the Tree Farm you are mentioning for a Christmas tree but have been there for pumpkins and loved it. Maybe next year we will try it for a tree! Heard from your work partner last night, they cut their tree down with 3' of snow underfoot! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Joe, Jen, Juliana, JT and Baby said...

I love James inside the tree! How fun and what a neat idea!!!

Wendy said...

Oh I love that shot of James in the trees, very nice :o) I miss the blue spruces, that was always my pick for a christmas tree!!