Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It's Not Going in Our Yard Russ...

That's right...it's Christmas tree time again.  If you have been reading for a few years, you know that a tradition in our family is to go get our Christmas tree on my birthday each year. You will also know that generally this does not go as planned. I am happy to report that THIS year - we only got lost one time, and we didn't get in any fender benders at all.

It was a Christmas Miracle! I'll let the pictures do that talking...

Now let me tell you a little something about pictures.  They only tell you part of the story.  By this point, both of the boys were exhausted, crying in the car, and I was outside taking pictures because I knew I would lose my temper if I had to sit in the car with them for another stinkin' minute.  Oh and in a 'mother of the year' moment I forgot that I was holding a saw and scratched Jack's finger - just a tiny scratch but from the screaming you would have though I amputated at the elbow.  It was...you know...life.  So if by chance you are looking at these pictures thinking that your outings never go that smoothly...never fear! Neither do ours!

BUT ANWAY - we got our tree home, regrouped, and set that bad boy up! Oh and we had to cut off both the top and the bottom because we always get one that is too big.  It's a tradition.
And then?  Then we flopped on the sofa, ate candy canes, and watched Charlie Brown's Christmas.
All in all, it was a good way to turn 29!

How did your Christmas tree hunt go this year?


  1. Sounds like a perfect birthday to me! Decorating the tree is my favorite! :)

    1. It's definitely one of my favorite traditions!

  2. gorgeous photos, as always!

  3. Beautiful tree! We cut one ourself a few years ago and it was a lot of fun. Since we got a dog and two little babies now, we opt for an artificial pre-lit tree. It's a little easier, but I sure miss the real thing.

    1. Oh I understand! After we set it up in the house I swept up the needles and thought "this is going to be EVERYDAY for the next month"...

      Pros and cons all around!

  4. Look how BIG your boys got!! I need to stop taking these massive blog hiatuses, cuz then I come back and everyone is SO grown up. ;-) Cute tree pics!


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