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.

Then we start to hike.

(I will only take selfies with my babes!)

Luckily, we don’t have to hike too far…even 5-year-old legs need a boost now and then.

Sometimes it takes a little while, but eventually we spot the winner.

Everyone takes a good look to make sure it’s a perfect fit.

And then, we make it ours.



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.

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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