12/01/2012

Picking our Pine!

Even though every kid has been sick with a fever & cough,
and even though I only got 3 hours of sleep after Black Friday,
we still were all excited to head out on our annual tree hunt on Saturday!

It started off with a yummy lunch with our friends, The Posts.
Every year they are so kind to us and wait in line for a tree tag for us.
It's the best $10 we could ever spend and never want to stop this tradition!

The hunt was a little slow going this year.  We just couldn't seem to find the perfect tree.

Henry hoped for a huge one...
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but our ceilings are only 8 feet.

James picked ones with bare branches...
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but we needed something to hang our ornaments on.

Stella refused to walk in the snow and wasn't even aware that we were hunting for a tree...
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but we had to press on and find one to adorn our living room.

This is what sick kids on a tree hunt looks like...
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Finally, we found a keeper- tall, dark, skinny and handsome (just like my hubby ;) )!
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He was too busy carrying our big baby around so Henry and Jake had to haul the tree back to the truck...
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Tada!
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The Posts found a good one too (and have much taller ceilings than us)...
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No tree hunt is complete without sledding...
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They were all smiles to have daddy push and pull them around on the sled.
And I was on smiles when we went to warm up with hot chocolate and pie.


2 comments:

Tia Schmitt said...

Charlie Brown would be proud!

Keely said...

I would love to see the Posts driving down the mountain with that humongous tree mounted on their vehicle.
Would love to actually see Grampy and Grandma on a Saturday:)