Tuesday, November 29, 2011

oh christmas tree

Right before Thanksgiving I drove by our favorite Christmas tree lot.
There were trucks and trailers loaded with trees- our favorite trees!

I was so excited that I sent a picture to Adam.

The owner of the lot is getting older and his kids are actually running the thing. 
Every year we think they'll be done.
We don't know what we'll do when that happens because we love their trees so much and haven't seen any others like them. 
But the important thing was they were back this year.
We sort of bundled up... Linc wouldn't put his big coat on top of his little one
Ollie and I both forgot his big one...seriously- we both went back for it but somehow ended up without it? But I did remember to bring his gloves?
And I let him wear my scarf five seconds in when he was too cold.
Anyway- we started the search:
walking down the tight little isles of the perfect green.
Inspecting the trees for the one that was just right for us.
Not too tall or too bushy or too skinny.
Pulling one out here and there to see all sides. 
The smell of the trees is intoxicating!
Really- one of my favorite scents ever. 

tree cave

This guy was a little hard to keep track of in the tree maze... but we only lost him once.

Can this be the one? 
Adam is usually the final judge.
Haha Linc...
This is me taking pics while guarding a tree as Adam and the boys look down the rest of the isles to make sure we found the best one. I told E to stand by a tree so I could get Adam to see it and someone TOOK it right out from under him. He was standing right in front of it, and they grabbed it!! Wouldn't you ask a little boy if this was his tree? Oh well- that's why I was guarding this one.

I sorta like the blur.

Success! We love our tree!

Linc claimed this as his string of lights and guarded them so nobody unplugged or tripped on them.
The boys were beyond excited to decorate the tree...
And since I'm the official light girl, I tried to hurry so they could decorate before bed.

They were all still up past ten on a school night.

But we got some decorations up.
And in the end my hands were covered in sap.
But I didn't mind. (That delicious smell!)
The boys kept themselves busy while waiting for the lights.

Finally ready to decorate!
My favorites are the picture ornaments. 
So cute to see my little babies through the years.

Our Charlie Brown tree!
The boys did most of the decorating.
I love it so much!
It is so us.
And our house smells nice too- 
Having it more in the middle of the room this year instead of backed in the corner is fun too--
thanks to our remodel this year changing things up a bit.


Mama Swalz said...


{leah} said...

I love it!! I think you are doing good if you only lost the baby once :)

{I love your dark hair!}

Elisabeth said...

We are getting a real tree this year, and now I know where we are going to get it!

lindsey v said...

You guys always choose such pretty trees.

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