Saturday, December 20, 2008

Timber!


We have a special tradition of cutting down our Christmas tree every year. It's a fun family trip, and nothing brings the Christmas spirit into the home like the smell of a fresh pine tree. It's a little more expensive than having an artificial tree, but we hope the fun memories will make it worth it! We go to the same place every year, a quaint little family-owned business in town. They're always really friendly and best of all, they set a bonfire and serve hot chocolate to all their customers. The first year we did this, we went searching for the perfect tree. We have a vaulted ceiling in our living room (my very favorite part about our home) so we figured we should get our money's worth and find a huge tree... just cause we could. ;) But after searching all over the tree farm, our frame of reference was a little skewed, and we didn't realize how big our chosen tree was... until we got it home!! Check out this tree?! What were we thinking?

To give you some idea of how tall it was, Mr. Wonderful is 6'5"! But the picture hardly does it justice... it seriously took up over half the living room! I remember when we first brought it in the house, we just busted up laughing! We could barely squeeze it through the door and when we finally did, we had to trim to top to make it fit.
So that was interesting... but this year we opted for a more reasonably sized tree. :)


It's so amazing to me that we've lived in Ohio for over 4 years now! This picture was from 3 years ago, when we disovered the local tree farm. This was Daddy and Benny then...


This is Daddy and Benny now... (yes, that's my son is wearing a pink hat. ;))


My, how our family has grown since then!



Yes, that's my son holding the saw... (but it had a cover over the blade) I can't believe how fast these little ones are growing up!! My baby is almost 1! AHH! I guess that means it's time for another one. ;)

On the way home, Jon asked me if I'd like to start a tree farm someday. After thinking about it, I don't think so. I specialize in growing children... not trees.

5 comments:

Mommy Bee said...

I think it's a man thing--Dave has insisted on bringing home a few too-big trees...once he had to take 18" off the top before it could stand up (and that is bigger proportionally, since we didn't have vaulted ceilings or anything...). One year we could scarcely get in our own front door because of the tree being right next to it!

Jill said...

Oh. My. Goodness. That tree is HUGE! How funny! I'm excited to see your new tree all decorated! :o)

Julie Jardine said...

That is the biggest tree! How fun that you get to go cut one down yourself.

Amanda said...

I'm still laughing over the size of the first tree! I LOVE it! I'd like a real tree. We have a cheap artificial from the Family Dollar! What an awesome trdition for your family!

Mel said...

that is so fun that you cut your own christmas trees. I didn't even know they have farms you can cut them down from. I adore that ginonrmous tree. hilarious.

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