Thursday, December 01, 2011

Tree Hunt

We went on a Christmas tree hunt out in my parent's field this year! At 5:30pm. Which, as any upper-midwesterner would know, was pitch black. But it was an adventure. The three kids were each equipped with a flashlight, Mama with a headlamp, and Daddy had his high-intensity LED flashlight. So after tromping (and falling) through the field, we chose our tree and Daddy heroically sawed it down.Well... the top 10 feet of it at least. We left the bottom 5 feet firmly planted in the ground. It looks awesome. Half a pine tree. No really.

Jared dragged our 10-ft of enormous pine up a steep hill to our car, then in one Herculian motion swung it effortlessly up on top of the van with one hand. He's mine.

The Fam (minus one, who was NOT in the mood for picture taking) with our tree!

Set up...

And decorated!


5 comments:

The Smackeys said...

OHHHHH! It's beautiful!!! Absolutely fabulous! Would just love it if you could send your macho husband this way real quick - mine is rather pathetic in that department right now. Guess our tree will have to wait. Or be itty bitty this year :)

kristi noser said...

Lovely and free! Happy Christmas to you!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Framed nicely by the window and decorated beautifully!
Carrie

erin said...

PRETTY! Good job!

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