Monday, November 21, 2011

Getting Our Christmas Tree

Each year, my parents have a tradition that we always do in preparation for the holidays!
For almost 40 years, my mom and dad have been driving up to Apple Hill to the same place to pick out and cut down a fresh Christmas Tree.  It's called Indian Rock Tree Farm!  I've blogged about it for 4 years now...  2010  2009  2008

It's so fun to see how we all change and grow through the years.  This year, it was the first year we were all married (Jul & Matt were married in July) and we all picked out our own trees together.
brotherly love 
J, Kel, Ryan... and Baby O!
Me and TL
Gramz, Pops, and Ry
TL and my mama 
My sisters and I

We ended the hunt with a big lunch together.  It was perfect weather!
Can't wait to get my tree up on Wednesday... can you believe the holidays are here?!

33 comments:

Liesl said...

What a cute and beautiful family you all make together! Looks like a super fun outing...love getting a Christmas tree!

Liesl :)

Leah said...

What a fun tradition! I wish I lived somewhere where we could actually go but down trees. Can't wait to see pictures of it up and decorated!

Carolyn said...

Such a cute family tradition! I love this!

Mrs. H said...

Such a fun tradition! My family use to do it when we were kids!

Kelly said...

It was a wonderful day! We are so incredibly blessed!

Natasha said...

OK cutest family tradition EVER!!! cannot wait to see pictures of the tree all decorated my dear

Raquel said...

Thats such a great family tradition!!

Cole said...

What an awesome tradition!!! I wish my family did something like that.

Maximus/ Zeus (I couldn't tell from the bum) are just adorable running alongside little Ryan!

And do I spy another doxie pup in your midst?! :-)

Kimberly said...

looks like such fun!

Allison said...

What a great tradition! :) It looks like y'all had a great time

Lauren said...

That is such a great tradition! And it looks so fun to pick it out! I'm allergic to real Christmas tree's so I'm not sure if when Brian and I get married we will have a real or fake one. Real ones are always so much prettier!!

Lauren

http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

Carolina Charm said...

that is the most adorable family tradition! Can't wait to see it when it's decorated!!!

Mrs. Mama said...

what a great tradition!

CMae said...

That's a terrific tradition! you are very blessed to live near your folks for such fun get together gatherings!

Emily said...

Love Christmas tree hunting! :) And I just got my haircut like yours. Love the short bob style. :)
x

Denise said...

Hi Tracey,
I haven't had a real tree in years, but I love the thought of going out and cutting your own. Looks like you all had a great time. I love your 'boys' they are too cute (the dogs I mean) ;-)
I'll be starting to decorate this week while we're off school but will leave the main tree til Friday which is our tradition - and actually my daughter's birthday that day too!

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

What a fun tradition! I can't wait to see pictures of your house all decorated :)

Marian said...

What a great tradition!! Looks like such a great time!!

Stephanie said...

Such an adorable little fam you have!! Can we talk about how much you and your sisters look alike??!!

Lindsay said...

adorable family photo!!! you all are too cute!!! :)

Heather P said...

OMG, Ryan is so big now! Looks like an awesome time. :) Yay for family traditions. :)

Kristen said...

While my hubby and I are fake tree people, I think this is such a great tradition. I'm sure it is hard to get your entire family together, so what a special excuse! You guys have something to look forward to each year. Love it!

Leslee said...

Such a wonderful family tradition! I feel like a seasoned reader (or just OLD!) as I remember your past posts on this trip :-)

Married...with a Pup said...

This is seriously the cutest and best holiday tradition ever!! I love the pups in the family picture too!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

So cute! Love the whole family pic and TL lol!

Amanda said...

That last picture is great, Tracy!!! I love it! I also love the picture of your pups! I want to snuggle them!

Baby Mama said...

A beautiful picture of the whole family!

Bobbi said...

Those are great pictures and a great tradition!
I really love that last picture, it looks like your pup in the yellow collar is snarling at your brother in law!

Lori said...

What a great tradition Tracy and I love all the shots ~ even the pups went along ~ looks like a perfect day. xo

Caroline said...

Love that the pups went.

SDiB said...

Gorgeous Pictures. What sweet pups! Love family adventures :)

R&L xx

Bree said...

Your dogs make me smile..BIG!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

How great! I wish there was a Christmas tree farm close to where we live.