Monday, December 8, 2014

Fun at the Tree Farm

We made our traditional trip to our favorite tree farm to pick out our Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving.  We found our tree pretty quickly, and the boys enjoyed some of the extra fun that this farm offers.  We love that this little farm is so close to our home and that the trees are always beautiful and reasonably priced.  We also like the little extras that they include every year.  They always have a horse drawn wagon ride, but we usually forego this part.  This year they also had Santa's Workshop with some fun little crafts for the kids and a little outdoor fire pit to enjoy while drinking hot chocolate.

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One of our traditional shots of the boys on the fence. 
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A little comparison was necessary.  I was holding Brody up on the fence in 2012. 
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Just searching for the perfect tree.  After years of experience, we learned to pick out our tree pretty quickly and get one that is the height we want and is plenty thick and full.  Eddie has been known to try to be a little picky, but I think he realizes that by the time you get it home, it is not going to look too much like it did on the lot after being tied up.  

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A better shot of me and my boys in the shade of our tree. 

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And my three big boys. 

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A better smile from Daddy.

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I just always love the way these big covered wagons look dressed up with Christmas lights and big wreaths. 

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The boys love playing in the wagon. 

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And they enjoyed some yummy hot chocolate while Daddy handled the tree business. 

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Evan blowing on his cup. 

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Brody looked so small walking by the big horses. 

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Evan follows the candy trail to Santa's workshop. 

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My big boy

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Brody walking the candy trail. 

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Evan set to work painting a little house ornament for the tree. 

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Brody made a butterfly decoration. 

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Evan hard at work painting his colorful house.  

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Brody was very excited about his butterfly.

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Wanting his picture made with the big candy cane. 

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And of course, guess who gets the task of putting lights on the tree? 

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Yep, you guessed it.  I actually worked pretty quickly this year. 

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Brody starting to decorate the tree. 

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All done!  We'll share more of our decorations in a later post. 


  1. I love this tradition! You sure picked a beautiful tree!

  2. I probably have told you this about 3 times and just don't remember, but have I mentioned that I am allergic to the mold that is in pine trees? It makes me very, very sick. And it gets into the vents within a homes' heating system and grows and grows and then gets blown around the house all year. So, once my parents figured this out (my brother is more allergic than I am) when I was about 6 they stopped buying live Christmas trees. Prior to that Nick and I were in the ER pretty consistently around Christmas time. So, going to buy a tree is not a part of my childhood memories, nor will it be for my children. I think that's why I like reading about these adventures so much. It just seems so fun and old fashioned.

    You tree is just gorgeous. And I can totally smell it just from seeing the pictures!

  3. I love your tree (both the "before" and "after") and the wreaths on the wagon, and the candies leading to the workshop. This looks like a fun place to go for a tree.


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