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!