Here we are, off to find the perfect tree for us for 2011!
Sophia's favorite thing to do was to hop on all the tree stumps.
YES! I think we found it. It is absolutely perfect.
Here is our tree, all loaded up in the cart and ready to go. We love watching all the young families picking their trees. Everybody is happy and everyone is wishing everyone else a "Merry Christmas!"
Meredith pauses to enjoy some hot chocolate by the bonfire.
Here is Clara shooting down the slide from the loft in the barn. She went down this slide at least a hundred times.
Kevin and Sophia watch the big girls on the slide.
This place SMELLS so amazing!!
The kids enjoy playing in the loft of the barn while we wait for our tree to be processed. It was a lazy day and we just enjoyed being at the tree farm and being together!
Clara was chosen to put the star on top of the tree this year.
The tree is trimmed! Hooray!
Kevin and I stayed up until midnight stringing cranberries and popcorn to make garland for the tree. Yes, he is wonderful. I told him, "I wonder how many husbands would do this for their wives after 10 years of marriage. Maybe on their first date. But, after ten years? You are wonderful."
We don't have many tree trimming traditions but we have carried over Kevin's family's tradition of making Peanut Blossom Cookies to munch on while we decorate. They are Kevin's favorite.