Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Tree Farm 2012


The Christmas Tree Farm is one of our favorite family traditions.  Each year, we go the day after Thanksgiving to choose our tree.  Last year was a little frustrating as we had not one, but two of the trees we chose swiped from under our noses.  This year, we wasted no time choosing our tree and then asking the workers to make 110% sure they didn’t accidently give our tree to someone else.  He assured me that never happened and I politely said, “It happened to us last year.  Twice.”  So… he kept a good eye on our tree! ;)




I must admit, I think this tree is the most beautiful Christmas tree we’ve ever had!  We’ve played with the idea all year long of selling our house and moving, so Justin wanted to get a large tree just in case this is our last Christmas in our home with vaulted ceilings.  So, our tree is 10 ½ feet of perfection!  (I’ll be honest, I’m already a little worried I might be disappointed in our tree next year because I just don’t see how another could compare.  So I keep telling myself that there’s NO way another tree could possibly shed as much as this one does so at least there will be a positive there!)





After nabbing our tree, we browsed the gift shop where we always choose one special ornament for the year.  Then, it was a visit to the reindeer, who were a bit antisocial this year. 




We managed to capture our annual ‘peep-hole’ photo where Justin is appropriately posing as the little angel girl… not sure we completely thought that one through. 


And last, but certainly not least in my book, is the obligatory sleigh photo.  I managed to sweet-talk Justin into not wearing his cap and sunglasses, FINALLY talked Perry out of his silly faces and captain Morgan pose, only to get a great family photo of everyone but myself.  But, thanks to Photoshop and a little head swapping, I am satisfied.




We finished off the afternoon with our tradition of Logan’s Steakhouse and a quick shopping trip to Lowe’s for some Christmas decorations.  We made it home just in time to slip P into his jammers and head back out to The Polar Express!!  



3 kind thoughts:

Stephanie Qualls said...

That picture of Perry with the hot chocolate cup is pretty much the cutest picture ever!

Shay Ankerich said...

What a beautiful day!!! Darling photos!!!

Between You and Me said...

love these kind of family moments....
Your boy is adorable!

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