i've been counting down since last Dec 26 ... are you ready? me neither!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

mission accomplished!

this morning after andy headed to his CPR/First Aid training ... we loaded into the van and drove 2.6 miles to the most local and i-can't-understand-why-i-haven't-known-about-it-before-this-year tree farm. apparently i'm the only one that was oblivious to this fantastic little secret, since the joint was jumping!! we pulled into a recently vacated parking spot, hopped out, greeted the nice lady handing out saws and cardboard (to kneel on - how thoughtful!) and headed out in search of the best tree in the lot.

we hummed and haa-ed over many ... "that one's too tall for our house", "we should probably let that one grow a few more years", "that one's a little too full", "that one doesn't have enough branches for all our ornaments", "that one's branches are a little too wimpy", "i think we should have one that points straight up, don't you??" ... and then we found it ...

the brilliantly brawny, perfectly petite, and victoriously vertical tree in the entire tree farm!

(and go figure ... it wasn't a noble!)

so as a team, we sawed (that's a weird word, don't you think?), stayed out of the way of the saw, held the tree and successfully felled (that one's even weirder ... but i looked them up ... they are real words!) our fantastic tree!!

we missed our daddy but had some help from a wonderful friend who just happened to be there too!! (thanks beans!) and next year ... we'll be back to this not so super secret tree farm! Hooray!!
now ... gotta decorate!
(ps ... elyssa is holding the top of another person's tree that was lopped off and rescued by my ingenious daughters who found the potential for this cast off ... it was an umbrella, palm tree and 3-4 different things before we got it home and they had to decorate it!)
see ...
homemade decorations and all!
charlie brown ain't got nothin' on these girls!

10 comments:

Colleen said...

We went to that tree farm last year (after looking across the entire state of Washington, we found that one practically in our own backyard!)! What FUN!! You guys are awesome, and that is a lovely tree...perfecttion.

Melessa said...

I love the little 'Charlie Brown' tree! So cute. (And the big tree ain't bad either.)

Julie Anna Sillito Tegeder said...

Ahhhh Christmas! I need to get going on that. Thanks for the reminder

Tiffany said...

Looks like so much fun! We've gone to the evil fake tree side. I miss that great smell!

Kedra Simpson said...

That is awesome, the beans told us about that lovely tree farm last year. But this year we went back to the tree farm we have been going to since we moved here.

Cute girls, looks like they had fun.

Heber and Chalonn said...

Very fun! I love visiting your blog often just to hear really great chrismtas music..I'm sorta picky and you've got the best mix! I love the tree in the bedroom...it's my favorite! Oh, and wear those stockings for me on Sunday k!

Shelly said...

Very pretty tree !! I am so impressed. You have such cute little kids !! I especially love their little tree.
Shelly

Super Angie said...

Yea! What a fun adventure, and I agree....those words are strange.

Your daughter rocks with the palm tree.

Heidi said...

We have a Charlie Brown tree, too. But your real tree looks fabulous. It's for my kids to decorate with all their "special" ornaments.

JENNY said...

Now that is how it's suppose to be done... way to go. I nominate you for Mother or the Year!!! You are the cutest mom ever! I wish I was your kid. (now that would be a trip.) Merry Christmas. love ya