Monday, December 7, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like


On Saturday we ventured up the winding roads with some friends to where the pines start to cut down our Christmas tree. Keeping with tradition, we built a fire, roasted a few hot dogs,
drank big cups of hot chocolate,

found a few different sledding hills, (there wasn't nearly as much now as there was last year, but the kids weren't fussy. As long as they could sled for a little ways, they were content.)
and, oh yeah, cut down a tree. Last year we hauled the whole troop into the woods, thru thigh high snow drifts to find the perfect tree. This year, Hubby disappeared into the woods all by himself and came out with a beautiful tree. Smart man. None of the kids seemed to mind, they were too engrossed with playing in the snow.

We tied the tree on top of the 'Burb and made our way home.

After wrestling the tree into the stand and turning it around and around until it was just so, Hubby put the lights on. Then the two of us sat back and

let the kids have at 'er. This is their favorite part! As they get older, the ornaments get more and more evenly spaced out. The only request from the parents is that the glass ornaments get put high so the babies don't get them. Other than that, it's all theirs!
We woke up this morning to a few inches of snow on the ground and now it really feels like Christmas around here!

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