Finding The Right Christmas Tree

Christmas 2015 is here and one of my  favorite family traditions is getting bundled up and heading to the tree lot.  We used to do the tree farm until the kids started complaining about the long drive and hours of hiking around until we I found just the right tree.  So the tree lot it is.  Normally we head out in the evenings, or we wait until the husband’s birthday {next week}, but this past weekend had the family feeling excited and too antsy to wait. The “adventure” is pretty typical and almost predictable. I meander around the lot, ogling at all the trees and inhaling in the fresh scents.  I imagine being in the midst of some forest in Lake Tahoe, snow is falling and it is bitter cold.  I then open my eyes and see the gravel under my feet and watch the truck come through with another…  Read More…

Our Perfect Kind of Tree

Every year at the same time, we get our tree.  My hubby’s birthday falls after the first week of December and we have our family ritual.  This is our scheduled time each year that we calendar and keep {sort of like an appointment} only this is much more fun, this is more like a family date night. As usual we head out on a weekend and we love going to the tree lot in the evening {we started a bit earlier this year}.  The day is planned out, we make the space, move furniture out of the way and clear the path around and near the door {in hopes to make a smooth entrance once we arrive home}.  We bake some slice and bakes {cookies} they can’t be homemade, that would be an epic fail and we make sure the hot cocoa and marsh mellows are stocked and ready to…  Read More…

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