Monday, December 5, 2016
Finding Our Tree
Last year my little man and I began a few new traditions around the holiday season, one of which was heading to the woods behind our home to find our Christmas tree instead of going to the tree farm. It was a tradition we continued this year.
The second week of Advent began yesterday, and in keeping with the week of plants, the Advent gnome left a message that it was the day to cut down and decorate the tree. Let me tell you, I had one excited little man on my hands. We enjoyed breakfast, and then bundled up for a hike out back. We walked, searching for just the right tree, and it didn't take us too long to find it. Together we cut it down and dragged it back home.
As the Christmas music played, the two of us decorated our tree, remembering years past as we unpacked handmade decorations. It is amazing to me what he remembers, what he has attached to this time of year, and all of it makes my heart happy.
When the tree was done we stood back and admired our work. It isn't the most perfect tree, and it's tiny, but it's ours and we love it!
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It's a beautiful tree!ReplyDelete
I love your little tree! What a warm glow. I wish we had woods to go to. Many of the wooded areas here are either protected or private. But we will going to a farm that has a non-shaped section where their trees have grown without much help. So hopefully, it will have that little "wild" feeling we are hoping for.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful day my fiend!
Aw, thanks my friend. Hope you find the "perfect" tree ;)Delete
i love your traditions. it is a very lovely tree chosen by very lovely people. i love your shadow photos :) what a creative way to get you both photographed with your tree.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Jenny.Delete
That is such a fun tradition and I love how it's a surprise during the advent season :) So glad you have a forest behind you!ReplyDelete
Thanks Karen. I am glad we have a bit of forest behind us too :)Delete
how very sweet- I love your tree, it is beautiful!ReplyDelete
I could pass many hours (I do) just sitting on the couch by the fire and looking at the sparkly tree :)
Thanks Amanda. I do exactly that, with Christmas playing and needles in my hand :)Delete
Hope you are well. xo
So beautiful dear friend, Love it ! xoReplyDelete
Thanks for the great pictures and setting a winter mood. Here in S. Florida, we dont get snow, or a change of seasons. It nice to see Jack Frost every once in a while.ReplyDelete
You are most welcome, thanks for stopping in. Merry Christmas.Delete