Thursday, December 3, 2009

Getting the Christmas Tree

Every year we can, we like to go and cut our Christmas tree down. It is a favorite family tradition coupled with the purchase of doughnuts and chocolate milk for the trip to the farm. Last year we found a tree place about an hour away. We enjoyed it so much we decided to go back to the same place. This year we discovered that Cabella's is just 15 minutes away. Jim was very excited. Because we spent so much time looking at all the animal displays in the store, we didn't make it to the tree farm until the sun was going down, so some of our pictures had to be taken around the sun's shinning rays so as to avoid too many shadows.
We found the perfect tree. She was tall just like everyone wanted.
The kids were very excited.

Jim and I were very excited.
Lilly was not very excited.
Luckily I have the magic touch.
Nic used his manly muscles to cut the tree down.
Dad finished it off while all the girls caught it as it fell. A favorite part of the whole experience.
Here the tree is all wrapped up and standing in our house. It even touched the ceiling to every one's delight.
The Bear angel was placed at the top by Jim and Lilly.
She cared very little about the experience.


  1. It's beautiful Leisha! For what it's worth, I assembled our artificial tree today with the kids. :)

  2. Love the pics. I think my favorites are the kids' group shots.. and Nic has his "I'm really thrilled on the inside, but can't show it on the outside" look going on. "Just pass the saw dad!"

    Moms almost always have the magic touch. Miss you and love you.

  3. I love your family traditions, how fun! By the way, I'm still waiting on a Christmas list from you...!

  4. You know it's a tall tree when Jim has to climb a ladder to put the topper on. I love the pictures of the kids in front of the tree - too cute!