Funny this was the Sunday Scribblings today.
My family and I took my favorite walk of the year today. We went to a Christmas tree farm and cut down our own tree.
We started this tradition about six years ago, the Christmas after we got married. Jon is Jewish so he never had a tree growing up. When I told him that I was going to head to the local tree stand to purchase, he went online and found a farm.
Every year since then, we've headed to the surrounding areas to cut down our tree. Some farms have hay-rides to the fields (as this one did today), most have little shops where they sell homemade pies, cider and Christmas tree ornaments. The place we went today even had a train ride through the property. Jack had such a great time. It just puts me so much into the Christmas spirit.
Running through the rows of trees, Jack looked at every tree. Can we have this one, Mommy? This one? We finally picked our tree. It was a small one. We usually get two trees. One small one for the den and a big one for the dining room.
Jack and Jon grabbed a saw and T-I-M-B-E-R down it went.
This week, Jack and I will make ornaments for it. Heck, we might even string popcorn!
It's beginning to look alot like Christmas! Now, if only it would drop below 80 degrees!!