So, I decided that today I would like to talk about holiday traditions, specifically those surrounding the Christmas tree and some of the things that are important to our family.
Before we had kids we always did an artificial tree and in fact that was what I grew up with and truly all I had ever known. I had never experienced that fresh pine smell which conjures up images of hot cocoa by the fireplace with the snow gently falling outside the window. After our first daughter was born my husband and I decided that it was time to create some new traditions around the holidays. The first would be to go out and pick out our very own fresh tree each year. Mostly, we have always gone to a garden centre and picked one, but this year since we are in a new City which is just minutes from the country, we decided to go to a tree farm where we could actually go out, pick the perfect tree and cut it down with our (well, who are we kidding...with hubby's) own hands.
My oldest is the one in the pink hat hanging off of Santa and the little one is with daddy in the second photo. She doesn't like to get too close!
Then it was off to hunt for the perfect tree!
After all that fun was had, we tied the tree to the roof of the car and got it home and into the stand. The next day we managed to get the lights onto it and then I spent the following evening, after the kids were in bed and while hubby was out, drinking some wine and adding the remaining decorations.
No, the ornaments are not all teal and silver, or brown and gold but aside from the filler balls and icicles, every other ornament on that tree tells a story of our life together.
Until next time...Lisa