Sunday, December 2, 2012

Choosing a Tree

Since moving up to North Carolina we have enjoyed taking a day and driving up to the mountains for our Christmas tree.  We meet our friends; then we drive up to Sparta where we pick out our tree and have some good ol' country cookin' (you have to say it that way when you're up in the country)  :D

This was Lena's first year.  I think she liked looking at all the trees and picking up interesting leaves off the ground. :)
She was not in a smiley mood after the ride up there.

Rows and rows of beautiful trees.

Part of our little group.

Here we are in front of our tree...I think my eyes were bigger than our house's ceiling.

After they cut it down for you, they haul it away.  We waved bye-bye to our tree.

Silly pose in a wreath. :-P

Somehow David and his friend Brian made it fit.  And when we trim the top, the angel will fit. 
It's not decorated yet, I'm giving it a couple of days to kind of relax it's limbs and settle in.

In the meantime we are getting in the Christmas mood.  Christmas pjs and her first Christmas book.


  1. What a great looking tree. Christmas time is so much fun when your children are young. Treasure these memories and she will treasure them with her own family.

  2. What fun and great memories to cherish. That is one huge tree!

  3. Awww, I'm so glad you got to do the whole Christmas tree farm thing with your little one! This will be the first year we can't do our traditional jaunt -- none of the kids will be home to do it. :( So enjoy it while you can!!

  4. WOW that definitely was a close fit. It is going to look amazing decorated. Children are what Christmas is all about, enjoy

    1. LoL! Well we have an old house built in the early 1930s so the ceilings are not as tall as some of the newer houses.

  5. Aren't the trees in the mountains just beautiful??? Looks like you guys found a beautiful one!!!! And, the precious photo of reading in the Christmas PJs bring back such fond memories..... Cherish those moments!!!! Always, Faye

  6. It looks like you guys had a wonderful day out and you came home with the perfect tree.
    I can't wait to see it decorated!

  7. So Fun! What a great looking tree!

  8. Awww, how fun! I have fond memories of going to the Christmas tree farm and looking for own tree. The magic of doing that with our kids has managed to (mostly) erase the memories of the tree never quite fitting into the tree stand and the frustration as my DH ended up cutting the trunk down a bit, and then the muttered comments as I cleaned up afterwards. LOL Ah, memories. :) Enjoy every second. I can't wait to see how it looks decorated!