Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Tree

Last year we got our first "real" tree since the first year Ryan and I were married.
The kids thought it was fun and Ryan loved the smell.
(I hated maintaining it and the huge mess!)
We thought we would try and real tree again this year.
My family has always had real trees. To them it's not Christmas with a plastic tree.
Mom drove all over trying to find the perfect tree. She ended up finding one in a little tree lot right down the street from our house. After seeing Santa and eating dinner, we grabbed some hot cocoa and the trailer and met her there.
Mom wanted a picture with the owner of the tree lot. He is over 80 years old and has been selling trees since he was 12 years old. He started out climbing the mountain, cutting down the trees himself and hauling them down on a little sled.

I'm not sure that my little sisters are the best example to Ella...

This sweet baby! It's her first Christmas and I couldn't be more excited!
Jack was thrilled to run around and look at all of the trees! 
He would run to one "how about this one Mom, it looks great to me!" But then run to another "Mom, this one is way better! We should get this one!"
He had been thinking for a while that he wanted to get a little tree for his bedroom.
Suddenly, out of the corner of his eye he saw this little stump of a tree (or the top of a very big tree) and HAD to have it!

Thanks for all of the pictures Sami!

Jack and Ryan finally settled on a tree.

At the end of the night we had a trailer filled with trees!
After delivering all of the other trees, we came home to set up ours.
Thanks for your help Dad.
I couldn't find Jack- he was out in the garage trying to trim the bottom of his tree.
So sweet. That boy loves Christmas!
So the tree is up, it smells so good! Christmas is coming!

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