Monday, November 26, 2012

Our Annual Trip to the Christmas Tree Farm

One of our all time favorite holiday activities is our annual trip to Big Tree Plantation to cut down a family tree.

As I say every year, this place is one of the best!  Rows and rows of trees,

live reindeer,

horse drawn wagons taking you to the fields,

and Christmas music playing.  And Saturdays frigid temperatures and light snow flurries really made the experience all the more picturesqueness.

Just like in the year's past, we let the boys choose the tree. Yes, many times the trees have been less than perfect but the boys get a kick out of choosing "the best tree".  As soon as we made our way to the fields, Holden and Rylan were on a mission.

For some reason this year these two were even more picky than in yeas past.  But after searching we finally settled on one.

The kids helped Kevin cut the tree down

but before  they could yell timber, the tree fell on top of Kevin!

Of course they thought this was the funniest thing ever!  And to be honest, it was!

We made our way back to the barn with our family tree.

Once we were inside, we warmed up with hot chocolate and cookies.

As we were leaving, Kevin thought it would be funny to pose as next years harvest.

When we got home from the farm, the boys went right to decorating their tree with all the ornaments they have made over the years.

Here are just a few of my favorites...

But I have to say the angel with the picture of Holden in it with his stiches and jacket buttoned incorrectly is still one of my all time favorites.

With the star shining on top, the boys tree was complete.

Very colorful and a little crazy but oh they are so proud of their work.

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