Monday, December 9, 2013
Christmas Tree Hunting
Now typically we are tree cheaters.. we go and look at the trees and walk around and look at all the cute stuff on the farm and then we pick out the tree, the the people on the farm cut it down, shake it, wrap it, and even put in our car. Tim I think was a little nervous about cutting down the tree by himself because when he saw that our regular Christmas tree farm was closed- he asked if we could just go pick one up grocery store. We live in Oregon there are and has to be a million farms selling trees. So I convinced him to lets just see if we could find a different place.
Less then 1 minute away we see a sign that reads U-CUT. We turn into the short gravel road that has a small parking lot surrounded by trees, there was a guy in a van handing out saws and had a white board with prices. It made me wonder a tiny bit if this was a legitimate tree place, but the guy handing out the saws did look a little like Santa. I asked Santa if he had any pointers of the actual cutting of the tree and he said just make sure we cut it close to the ground. He pointed out all sorts of different types of trees and wished us luck. It didn't take us long to find our tree because we didn't want a huge tree but just like a 6 ft one. Thankfully Tim got over his fears and cut down that tree like a champ. This is Nora's 2nd Christmas but I think it's her first real Christmas remembering and I think she liked the tree cutting but hated the cold because after the tree was loaded up in the car. She just cried with big fat tears for no reason at all. I couldn't help but chuckle and give her a big hug. Ohhh and if you watch the tv show Little People Big World- a couple of the kids showed up right when we leaving and Tim asked me to stop staring.
After getting the tree we indulged in hot chocolates with extra marsh mellows and listened to Christmas music while decorating the tree. We followed that with grilled cheese sammiches and tomato soup.. then we had a Christmas music dance off. I love having Christmas in my house. :)