Wednesday, December 1, 2010

In Search of the Perfect Christmas Tree

You may remember from last year, we ventured several hours to pick out our Christmas tree. After our pleasant experience last year, we decided to do a repeat trip again this year. Last year we went to pick out our Christmas tree on the weekend before Thanksgiving. This year, we made the mistake of traveling to get it on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

When we pulled up to the tree farm, we were greeted with a long line of cars, waiting to enter the Christmas tree farm. We waited for an hour, just to park our car. When we finally parked, we went over to get into line to get on a tractor to pull us up the mountain to pick our our perfect Christmas tree, but we enjoyed a quick visit with Santa Claus while we waited.

We also had fun with a few lingering snowmen!

Finally, it was our turn to ride the wagon onto the mountainside to search for our perfect Christmas tree. We were all a bit indecisive about our Christmas tree, Addison wanted a BIIIIGGG tree, Dad wanted a fat one, and I was leaning more towards a slimmer one. After 45 minutes of searching, we finally found it! Due to the crowds, there was no one available to cut it down for us (like in years past), so Josh grabbed a teeny hand saw and started sawing himself, luckily it wasn't too bad! He drug it down the mountain and we were off!

We had a great time this year, and this is a tradition that we will keep for years to come!

1 comment:

  1. We also decided to find a real tree this year. I remembered your post last year and revisited it to see where you went. We wanted to go to the same place but didn't have time, so we went to Boyd's Tree Farm off of J-Creek. Have you ever heard of it? It was awesome! They also have a Santa (very realistic looking), cookies and hot chocolate and all that good stuff. Everyone there was very nice and it was very well-organized. We had a lot of fun and I hope to put our pictures on the blog soon! Anyways, I highly recommend it if you want to go somewhere closer next year :).

    Also, I vote for picture #1 in your last post. And check out can do photocards for around 40 cents (or something close to that) a piece and they have really cute designs!