Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Finding the Perfect Tree

Emma standing where our tree once stood
Mom and Jack pretend to be the tree




Jack wants the Charlie Brown tree

In keeping with tradition, we headed to the mountains of NC to find our perfect Christmas tree. The only weekend available for doing this was the first weekend of December. Luckily, it was a gorgeous sunny day and we didn't have to bundle up.

This year, we decided to go with a smaller tree as it just wasn't fun having to chisel away at the trunk until it was finally small enough to fit in the tree stand. We were also hoping to keep the tree stand intact this year. Water leaking on a hardwood floor is never pretty!

The smaller trees required just a wagon ride up the mountain where we found LOTS of beautiful trees to choose from. Everyone had their own idea of the perfect tree, but in the end, it was Emma's that won out. This did not please Will and resulted in some rather ugly pictures which we won't post.

Someone came and cut down the tree for us and carried it down to the bottom of the mountain. While waiting for the tree, we sipped hot chocolate, watched part of a Christmas movie and rode horses. All in all, it was a great day and a great tradition!

Here we are with our perfect, decorated tree!

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