Monday, December 1, 2008

Chopping Down the Christmas Tree

We went to Price the day before Thanksgiving to buy a $5 tree permit. We then drove to 30 min down the road and began our search for the perfect tree. The kids loved running through the snow, and I was hoping the pick of the year wouldn't be found at the bottom of a ravine, 40 minutes of walking away from the van (yea, we've done that before). We found some options, but Andi insisted we keep looking. (I'm sure it was because of her keen 5 year old sense of knowing that we could find the tree meant just for us, and not because she just liked running in the snow!) So, with Andi as our guide, we did find the perfect tree! Nate cut it down, and then our own personal tree measurer did his job. Cam is over 6'3'' now, and before we left home we had him reach up and see how much taller the tree could be than his hand. After the tree was laying in the snow, he got to stretch out beside it and make sure we cut it to the correct length. So helpful! The tree got tied to the top of the van, and home we came. It was a great day!


Denise said...

Bwah! Your own personal living, breathing yardstick! I need one of those.

I remember going to cut down Christmas trees when I was a kid. I loved it! Now, as the parent, I'm a copout with an artificial tree.

Kristin Marshall Photographie said...

Sounds awesome! How jealous am I? What a fun tradition! I don't know if I'd ever be that ambitious!

Wendy said...

Sounds like a great outing! Now you need to post a picture of your finished product tree all decorated. Hope you are well!!! Sure miss you!

Our Blog said...

Yay! I love your family blog! :) I read the Christmas letter and mostly just scanned the other posts! Your kids are so weet and look like they are doing so well! That's funny your little one naming her doll Chiwawa! Have you ever read books called, "Skippy Jon Jones"? They are quite funny--they talk about a siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican chiwawa for starters!
The "Y" in the yard is great!
I loved the spider cookies for Halloween!
That is so sweet you teach the dance classes your girls are in! I watched the video clip, and my three kids were playing a game nearby. They heard the Primary Jamboree song and the child say, "I'm so glad I came to Primary today!" and they all thought it was pretty funny! I would love to go buy that music CD! Who is it singing?!
Mostly I was blown away by how much you do! That's amazing to go back to school while still juggling family! Wow! That is impressive and inspirational!