December 7, 2008

Christmas Tree Hunting

I was telling them to smile and say "cheese" and at that very moment Colt says: Say "saw"! Because he got to hold the saw.
I remember when I was a kid going with my dad on the snowmachine to get a Christmas tree in snow that was at least three feet deep. Now we've made it a tradition to get the tree together as a family. We sang Christmas songs on the drive and talked about the fun things we had planned for the next couple weeks. Soon we found a spot where there were a bunch of potentials. We passed three kids, a saw and the tree over a fence tonight as the sun started to go down. Cailin and Colten enjoyed breaking the ice and checking out all the different trees. They hiked up little hills and it was fun to see how excited they were. Kiley was wrapped up in blankets and slept the whole time.

They tried to drag it out!
I'm just glad that walking and hiking is actually fun again!
It was getting dark on our way back to the truck.

These pictures don't do justice to what it felt like being where we were. You could look out over the whole valley and see the mountains on the other side, and not a light or sign of human life, except of course for the fence and entry way.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Looks like fun...we've had to get a fake tree now...Caleb's allergies get out of control with the real thing! Bummer, cuz I love the real deal!
I have pics of my kids trying to drag the tree cracks me up!

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