Our Annual Christmas Tree Hunt

We got our tree yesterday, and I thought I would document it here…since it’s probably a little different than how many people get their trees this time of year.

First, we bundle up and head up to the ranch.
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Then we start to hike.
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(I will only take selfies with my babes!)
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Luckily, we don’t have to hike too far…even 5-year-old legs need a boost now and then.
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Sometimes it takes a little while, but eventually we spot the winner.
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Everyone takes a good look to make sure it’s a perfect fit.
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And then, we make it ours.
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Once it’s down, we drag it back to our truck. This year, there was actually mud on the ground instead of snow. So we had to give our tree a bath in the creek before bringing it inside!

We will decorate today.
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And in case this all sounds idyllic, and you’re feeling like I am presenting a perfectly perfect life…last night Garrett was teasing Viv, and she threw a wooden car at him. It hit him across the bridge of the nose, splitting the skin. So, he and I spent the evening in Urgent Care waiting for the PA to surgically glue the cut back together.

Ah, life. Always a little bitter with the sweet. Such a good reminder this time of year, when I am tempted to try to make everything perfect!

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Posted December 14, 2014 at 10:01 am

Love some of these pics and it won’t let me copy them! Especially the one of Viv with her mouth open. Looks like a fun time. Love Viv’s hat too!

Posted December 14, 2014 at 10:03 am

kids in the middle of the tree is really cute too!

Posted December 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

Great photos – looks like a fun day and a beautiful tree!

Posted December 14, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Perfect way to start the holiday season! (Even if it did include urgent care). ;)

Posted December 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm

I love this! What a fun tradition that your kids will always remember. Urgent care is always fun to reminisce about too. :)

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