Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cutting a Christmas Tree

Hello all! I thought it would be nice to share a photo that was taken earlier this month at a local Christmas tree farm. The owner of this farm attends our church so we thought we would go out this year and continue a family tradition. After Adam and I were married, we would go out each year and cut our own tree at a local tree farm until one year (about three years later) the farm closed. : ( We moved around from place to place over the years and never cut our own tree again until this year. : ) We were so glad to find out about the tree farm! The owner started the farm about 20 years ago as a way to save money for his child's college years. Steve, the tree farmer is a forestry graduate who works for the neighboring county. The farm was a natural fit for him and keeps him busy in the spring maintaining the trees and again in December when families come and find the perfect Christmas tree. Steve told us that they now have three generations of families coming to the farm and  to carry on a family tradition.
Adam and I are standing next to the tree that now stands on a table in our entry hall. Doesn't it look pretty with the snow on it? It snowed the night before so this was a perfect day for cutting a tree. This was the first time for our daughter to join us for this tradition. She was so excited when we told her of our plans! NOT! You know how teens are about these things. Anyway, we bundled up and took some mugs of coffee with us to keep us warm. On the way to the farm, we listened to Perry Como singing Christmas carols. Perry Como is a must and a tradition for us. In fact, it is DD favorite Christmas CD. In the end, DD enjoyed the day and maybe she will look forward to the event next year.

This photo is proof that DD was enjoying herself even if her Mom was standing there talking through pursed lips and saying "come on and grab the saw. Act like you're having fun and be quick about it!" Don't laugh, I know you have been in the same position.
Do you have Christmas traditions that you would like to share?  Just leave me a comment and tell me about it.  I might get some new ideas for more Christmas traditions to incorporate into our holiday for next year!

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Becky said...

Merry Christmas..great pictures.

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Merry Christmas Paula!


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