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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tree Shopping

Last weekend, we headed to Dull's Tree Farm to pick out and cut down our Christmas tree. Having grown up in the big city of Houston where trees are trucked in from far away, I had never been to cut down a tree before. It was a cold, but clear day and we haven't had any measurable snow yet. We started with a quick picture of us in present boxes, then the kids sprinted down the hill to the trees. 

This farm kitty met us as we entered the tree area and was happy to get pets from the kids. They were surprised to meet a cat so friendly to strangers. 
Everywhere we looked, we saw beautiful trees. We kept pointing to one, then another. My Mom and Dad made their choice first and Mike cut theirs down, then we decided on one for us. Mike made quick work of that one too and we took them both back up, got them wrapped, and headed home. 

The kids were excited to get the tree up and decorated. I love the excitement they share about decorating the tree and how much fun they have pulling out the ornaments each year. 

The tree is so fresh and the needles so soft. It is a White Pine with longer needles. It did take a dive one night this week, and now that I look back at the pictures, it doesn't appear that it was really straight in the tree stand from the beginning! It is back up and stabilized now and the kids had the joy of decorating it a second time! After our great experience this year, I can definitely say we will be headed back to the tree farm next year! 


jillquilts said...

That's awesome! When I was a kid, we went and picked out a tree a couple of years. Now, I don't have to worry about needles in the house or anything! lol

Gari said...

When our children were little we cut our own trees. We even were able to cut some from our own 5 acres (those that were left are way too big now). Later, after the children were grown, we reverted to artifical trees but still enjoy the memories of tree cutting. Thanks.

Mary said...

I read this post with some excitement. I thought maybe I would find another possibility for a tree farm. We had gotten ours the day before near Greencastle. We were disappointed because it was too short. I need a 12' to 14'. Let me know if you see any!

Glad you all had fun and made the memories. We still joke about Dad's Charlie Brown trees.