Saturday, December 6, 2008

In search of the perfect tree





All my life I've had a live tree at Christmas and it remains a tradition in my own family to have one too. There is nothing like the smell of fresh pine to bring back memories of Christmas' past. Today we went out in the very brisk cold to cut down a tree at this charming little farm about 15 minutes east of where we live. This is the 3rd year in a row that it's snowed when we got our tree and we couldn't have asked for a more 'Christmas-y' setting in the hills of southern Wisconsin. Will was not digging the cold so there weren't many smiles outside. He was happy to feed the reindeer some carrots and part of an apple and even more happy to go back in the warm car with me while we waited for Daddy and Gracie to walk back. He had a big smile on his face when I handed him a Christmas cookie with red sprinkles on it to eat. This is our first Christmas with Will and it feels so right.






12 kind words:

The Morris Family said...

...Looks like a very wintry day-perfect for Christmas tree hunting-especially when there are cookies with sprinkles waiting! Love the pics! Enjoy decorating your tree!

Missy said...

Oh, I love how snowy and perfect your day looked! I am so happy that you have Will home and that his first Christmas at home will be filled with such excitment and traditions.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Nothing better than cutting down the family Christmas tree when it is snowing.....how perfect!!

Looks like you all enjoyed a very special day together.....It will be such a wondeful Christmas in your house this year....Will's first Christmas!!

Take Care,

Lisa

Gail said...

It does look very cold in those pictures!

What a nice place! Even has reindeer!

Enjoy this wonderful time!

Meredith Teagarden said...

Looks lovely!

OH MY #6 said...

Gail,

It looks perfect! The day and your tree. Can't wait to see pictures of the finished product.

Lea
xo

Margaret Miracle said...

Beautiful pictures and it looks like a fabulous day!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the tree..
We wanted to cut down our own this year..but didn't get too..
Hopefully next year..
Have a Great Sunday..

Chris and Deb said...

Oh what fun and what a great tradition to all do together! All of your Christmas decorations are so pretty too!

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

What a perfect winter setting for tree picking!

As a child we always went and picked a live tree but for the last (approx) 8 years we have been using an artificial tree. Once we have our little one finally home with us we plan on having a real tree again...at least for a while.

This will be a very special Christmas for all of you, especially Will.

I lookforward to seeing pictures of your decorated tree!!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Oh I love how well Will has bonded to his new family. These are amazing moments and it is so awesome to have this blog to record so many of them. Our children will all know how loved and wanted the were.

Let it be written and let it be known :)

Christine said...

How cool! I've always had a live tree as well, but never had the opportunity to go chop our own - in the SNOW no less. It looks like a great memory-maker (for Grace at least)!

 
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