Sunday, December 2, 2007

Bringing home the Christmas tree. . .

Today we took a drive way up into the mountains to find our Christmas tree. It was cold, so we bundled up warm. We met a bear. He was quite friendly. The snow was powdery, but that didn't stop a couple of boys from having a snowball fight.
How 'bout this one?
Chopping down the tree. . .
Cleaning off the boughs and lower branches.
Hauling the tree out of the forest. . .
. . . and loading it in the truck
At home, ready to decorate. (It's a bit hazy, because someone got overzealous in mixing the glaze for his rum cakes.)
Next: Part two - Trimming the tree.

17 comments:

Maddy said...

Yes we're nearly there too! I must say though, although I love looking at all your snow, I'm very glad that it's at a distance.

Cheers


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Madeleine said...

Awww. Cutting down the Christmas tree is such a great tradition!!

So, I was looking at your "about me" thing, and saw the LOML. I use that too!! Its even on my cell. lol. My kids call their daddy Loml, not all said out but just lo-ml, when they need to tease him. He seems to like it though.

And you like Toby Keith!!!!

How cool is that??? I dragged me daughter to his concert in the summer. Not too maybe people are fans of Toby Keith in Jersey, and I am the only fan in this whole family, immediate & extended, and actually I can include friends too. lol.

Have a good week!

~madeleine

kim said...

Brrr....! I kind of miss the days we would go cut our own trees. Around here, to go to the mountains is a bit farther than we usually have time for plus, you need to get a permit and it doesn't end up being any cheaper by the time you factor in the gas. Our traditions don't revolve around the getting of the tree as much as it does about the decorating of said tree! I will write about that next weekend when we do it! Right now I am taking a break from decorating and should get my fanny in gear and get this room done. I will do the formal living room next week some evening--it doesn't take as long as the area I am doing tonight--kitchen,dining and family rooms.

You have a beautiful tree and I am looking forward to seeing it all done up!
*smiles*
Kim

Tristi Pinkston said...

Oh, how fun! Getting our tree consists of going out to the shed, rummaging through boxes, and hoping I grabbed them all. Your way looks much more fun.

Karen said...

How cool! The real thing!
That bear looked very friendly, too! Looking forward to the decorating pictures!

Jen said...

I really enjoyed this. We used to go get our tree and it was alot of fun...but buying the pre lit one at Dillards on sale after the holidays one year was too tempting...lol!

Judy said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks for commenting when you stopped by. Not everyone does so thanks. I enjoyed looking at yours too. We used to cut our tree down when the kids where little. In fact we let them all have a chance to cut one down, but when the last one cut hers we decided to go artifical. The kids weren't too happy with me. Seeing you pictures brought back memories.
I'll come back to visit.

Bill said...

What wonderful Christmas memories you are creating! I'm feeling all Santa-ish now...maybe I'll start wrapping gifts. I got all my Christmas shopping finished last week. The next step is baking holiday goodies.

Becky said...

What a great tree! Perfect for that place in your home ... which is lovely by the way. I hope you are going to participate in the Tour of Homes that Boomama is doing.

gail@more than a song said...

Oh, oh, oh, gasp! Those pictures are beautiful! So cold and snowy looking, perfect christmasy weather...don't get that here in the deep south. That looks like such fun and a good looking tree to boot. Can't wait to see the rest!
I love seeing your whole family!

Robin said...

What fun! My tree comes out of a box!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! Great photos :)

justabeachkat said...

Hi there! Sorry I haven't stopped by in awhile. It's been c-r-a-z-y around my house...decorating, shopping, wrapping, etc., plus I was out of town for the weekend. It's been fun reading all your posts I've missed. I especially loved this post and the photos. Can't wait to see your tree decorated. Enjoy!

Hugs!
Kat

Bev said...

Beautiful! Sounds like family memories in the making.

Judy said...

Oh, so beautiful!

BClark said...

That was so much fun when the kids were around. Even in Florida they had tree farms and we would go cut one. Usually in our shorts,lol. Now I go the artificl route, although here we have beautiful ones growing right outside. I look forward to the next installment. Ho, Ho, Ho, Barbara

violetlady said...

Wow, that looks like a huge tree. And it came from a real forest? I am impressed.