Saturday, December 14, 2013
Christmas Tree Tradition
I just love Christmas time, as it is a time to celebrate traditions new and old! A time for Brett and I to remember back to our childhood and decide what traditions to continue with our kids and what traditions we want to make new for our children.
One of my favorite memories as a child is all 6 of us hoping in our big station wagon and going to pick out our Christmas tree! We always had a fresh tree but we just went to the tree farm and picked one that was already cut down for us. I love the smell of pine in my home and I love the imperfection of a real christmas tree! Its fun to look and see which one looks perfect and would be perfect for our space year to year.
Once we found the perfect tree we got it tagged and headed in for some fun! Santa was there and Amaya sat on his lap and Ayden stood next to him and told him all about his love of sports. Ahnie wasn't so sure so she just waved and kept her distance. We got hot apple cider and a cookie (which the dog ate from Ahnie) then we headed out to the big fire and roasted marshmallows for a yummy s'more (which the dog also ate from Ahnie). We ran into our friends the Pauli's while we were there. They live is a house that has really tall ceilings so they got a HUGE tree! It was funny to watch them shake it! haha
It was a great afternoon and so fun! We got the tree home, put up the lights and decorated the tree! The kids loved looking at all the ornaments! Our tree is very far from being featured in any magazine but I love it because we picked it out, decorated it together and get to sit by it each night and read our Christmas stories! It is like each of us, far from perfect but fits so wonderfully in our family!