Saturday, November 27, 2010

Getting Our Christmas Tree

My mom and dad have been going to the same Christmas tree farm for 37 years to cut down a fresh tree.  My sisters and I have gone with them every year - and it is one of my favorite family traditions :)  As we have gotten older, our family has grown and it is such a blessing that we all get to spend time together.

There is nothing better than the smell of a fresh cut tree in your living room.  I have so many warm memories of growing up and spending time in our home with my mom's beautifully decorated tree.  It is such a special thing for me.  I love that TL and I have our own tree in our family room and it is a treat to spend time at my parents house with them and her famous decorating.  

Here are a few pictures from our adventure!
Ry-Guy - always happy!
 My amazing mom and me.  All bundled up!
 Bride & Groom to be!
Me and Mr. Ry Guy.  He's such a snuggle bun!
Ry-Guy and his best friend... Pops!
 My sister is a beautiful mom.  Aren't they cute!
 Kelly, J Lo, and Ry-Guy
TL cutting down our tree!
Kel, Juju, and me.  Sisters & Best Friends.
Like our matching hats? ;)
The whole gang.  Love them.
Me & TL.

I was bummed we couldn't bring Maximus & Zeus, but it was too cold for them.

In 37 years, this is the first time my parents have seen snow at the farm.  It was beautiful.

We are so grateful.

Hope you had a wonderful holiday week!


Nicole Marie said...

i absolutely love that you guys do this every year. i wish that i could have a real tree but i'm too allergic. ps. that pic of you and tim is sooo cute!!

Katie said...

Looks like a fun (if cold) day! What a great family tradition. :-)

Anonymous said...

What a fun tradition!! Can't wait to see your pics of all the trees decorated :)

Claire Kiefer said...

What a beautiful post and a beautiful family! It's amazing that you and your sisters are best friends. I love my sister so much, but she lives all the way across the country from me. Happy to be going home for Christmas soon! xo

Kelly said...

Each year seems to get better and better... even though it doesn't seem possible. We are very blessed. It is a bummer that the wiener dogs missed out this year, but I bet they are glad they didn't come- especially because they don't have snow shoes!
Love you sis!

Michaela said...

Beautiful photos :) Gorgeous family :)

Unknown said...

What a really lovely tradition to have, I love your family! And how did Ry-Guy get so big, they grow so fast!!

Enjoy the snow!! xx

Brianna! said...

Oh it looks like you guys had SO much fun!



Alison Kinsey said...

this is quite possibly the best tradition ever! i love that you guys do this!!! <3
it must be so fun to cut down a real tree, i've never had this experience since my family always went with artificial.

Kara said...

Looks like such a fun time! We always do this too..... even though we don't cut down our tree anymore, J and I still go for fun. It seems I like to pick trees that harbors spider eggs.... and then they hatch in my house and it becomes my worst nightmare! LOL

Frances said...

such a great tradition! the xmas tree hunt it always so fun!!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

I love that tradition!! Great pictures! As always- you are soo photogenic!!

Unknown said...

Started to snow..

Singapore sell a lots of fake Christmas's tree.Last year I saw Ikea selling real Christmas's tree and it was costly.I still did not own a house yet..I'm sure will get one after I have my own.

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Jax said...

What a fabulous tradition!! I love these pictures! You have such a gorgeous family that looks so happy to be around one another! That's so great! :) And I have ALWAYS wanted to go cut down my own tree! 37 years... that's just freaking awesome!

Natasha said...

what a fun tradition--love how we keep those going even though we all grow up and get older!! great pics, too!!

Jules said...

Geof and I started the same tradition with our first year in our home 3 years ago and want to keep it going when we have children. I love going out to the farm, picking our own tree and then cutting it down. It looks like you guys had a great time and I love the photo of you and TL.

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving too!

Lori said...

What a great tradition Tracy ~ love all the shots and memories. xo

Iva Messy said...

You guys look like you had such a great time!! Happy Holidays! xoxo