Monday, December 05, 2011

O Christmas Tree

Our family experienced a first on Saturday. We went to a local farm to cut down our own Christmas tree. This, after the last few years of heading to Home Depot and picking up whatever they had left on their parking lot... A better experience and cheaper too! All trees were $25.

The only thing that would've made it a little better was some freshly falling snow.
That would be the ideal tree-cutting-down weather, don't you think?

But according to Keziah, it was already TOO cold.

When we finally found our perfect tree (a Douglas Fir, I think it is), Erik and Micah worked together to chop it down.

Then we tried to figure out how old it was - and we figured about seven years.
Same as Micah :)

Then it was time to get it set up at home...

We put on some Christmas music and pulled out some Christmas treats.

And we got down to business doing some decorating.

Micah is getting tall enough to help with the upper half of the tree this year.
Standing on furniture helps.

The finished product.

Now I guess all I have to do is wrap up some presents to put underneath!


Tara V said...

Looks fantastic!

KDees said...

Looks beautiful! Merry Christmas to you guys!!

Trev and Rebekah said...

How fun to cut down your own tree. It's something I did as a kid all the time going out in the woods to find a tree. But since we've been married we've stuck with the fake tree. Isaiah tells me about his friends who go get real trees and how he tells his friends that our tree came in a box!

kelly ens said...

awesome!!!! looks like a fun (new) adventure and the decorations are great!!!

rachel joy said...

I love that first picture of Micah ... makes me smile every time I scroll through my blog list. Miss you guys!

laura.h said...

I love all these pictures. I love that you guys have so much fun together as a family. What great memories! Hope you're enjoying the Christmas season as much as I am at home with little ones!
Miss you guys.