Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Tree Farm

(When I took this picture, I thought it was going to turn out really great...but it didn't.
So, I played around with it in Picasa.)

We went to a different tree farm this year to get our tree.  Every couple of years we find a new place to try.
This place was really nice...but I must admit that we probably would have enjoyed it more if it weren't for the fact that it was FREEZING out there!

It never fails...every year after it's all said and done and we spend the entire day picking out a tree and decorating it, I suggest we buy a discounted artificial tree at the end of the season.  When I think of all the money we have spent the last fourteen years cutting down trees, we could have bought a beautiful tree with a whole lot less work!  Brady instantly said "no way...we have to cut down our tree".  I guess that's what happens when you start something!

It was a good tears were shed this year over the saw.  We came home and decorated the tree, had hot chocolate and finished the evening watching "Elf". 



Nicolle said...

The pictures are fabulous Kerri! I love them. I think the first one is BEAUTIFUL. It truly looks like a postcard. Love the collage at the bottom. You guys are so cute. I am sure it gets expensive, I have no idea how much it costs you to cut down a tree. We've always had the fake ones, always! Love your post!

gabe said...

Kerri, we always have the fake/real tree debate each year as well. . .David tries to be the voice reason, but I hold firm!

Well, Jake just came up and told me Mittens threw up. . .yeah!! Now, I have not only kids throwing up but cats as well!

Bridget said...

Love these pictures! I have always thought it would be fun to go and cut down our own tree, but have never gotten that adventurous. Maybe we'll do something like that next year.

Jen said...

Love the pics at the end of the post. Sooo cute!
Looks like a great day...but Cooooooold!

Cindy said...

You all looked so cute bundled up!!:)
That looks like so much fun. We have never cut down our own tree, before we got our artificial one, we used to always just go to Lowes or the Boy Scout tree stand!!:) The girls would so love that though!
Your pictures look great and truly captured the feeling of the day.
Enjoy the night

sloan said...

WOW - these pictures are so beautiful it's like an ad for cutting your own tree - it looks like so much fun!! Seriously, the photos are fantastic, especially the last 3 ... pretty family :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds perfect Kerri! I agree with Brady "NO WAY, you have to cut it down!" But I hear ya on the expense :(

Cherie said...

What a perfect day!
The scenery at and around that tree farm is very beautiful! Wow!!
And how cute that they had a little train (makes for great pictures!).
I agree with Brady - Keep cutting the tree's as long as you can - You can't get that wonderful smell from an artificial one!

Stef said...

Oh, what fun! I am with your son. Once you have started the tradition, there is no turning back. At least not until kids are out of the house. That's like 18 years for me. Love it.
And you couldn't have picked a better movie. I love Elf!!! "I'm Singing. I'm Singing. I'm in a store and I'm SINGING!!" Love it!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I love how Brady is holding the saw, just like a little man. Looks like a fun and memorable outing. Don't go with a fake tree, please. :)

Jill said...

This is a great post, I love all the pictures! Looks like a nice place, is that an Amish farm in the background?
Have a great day! Let me know if you try the dip :-)

Jess said...

i'm with Brady...cutting a tree is now tradition!!! looks like a great kiddos would LOVE the train ride!!!

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