Sunday, November 25, 2012

Operation Christmas Tree 2012

I grew up with real Christmas trees, and always loved them. They just looked and smelled so pretty and I couldn't ever imagine having a fake one.  But then when I left home and moved to college, a fake tree was so much easier (and cheaper), so that's what we've had ever since.  Every year I'd say, "Maybe we could get a real tree this year", but each year we'd just put up our fake one.  Last year we even bought a new fake one on clearance, pre-lit, which was pretty convenient. 

So a few days ago I mentioned getting a real tree this year, and David agreed!  We found Coleman's Christmas Tree Farm, just outside of Middletown, Delaware.  We all loaded up today and went over to the farm to pick out our tree!  They have a great place, lots to do and see.  They had a Santa shop, with Santa and Mrs. Claus! 

The kids got to visit and get some pictures taken.

Then we set out to find our tree and cut it down.  I have to be honest, we cheated on the cutting part.  We found less expensive trees in the pre-cut/Charlie Brown lot, and decided to go with one of those.  We found a great tree though!

But it's not the one above.  No, that one was just a photo prop.  It's not the one below either.

We took a picture together, but of course David can't take a serious one without begging and pleading on my part...

This one is better, even if he is trying to saw me in half. 

Finally we found our tree and were headed home.

We got one of the smallest ones on the lot, and it looked puny on top of the car, but it's actually pretty big for our space.  I didn't get any pictures of it in place, but I'll blog again one we've decorated it! 

I'm so excited it's finally Christmas time!  WOOO!!!


Becky said...

Yay for real trees!!! I hope we can start getting real ones in a few years. :)
Great tree and great pics of the family. :)

Cyndi said...

We've always had a real tree. About 15 years ago we found a couple Christmas tree farms pretty close by. It is a event that brings my grown children home from 200 miles away!

Susan said...

Oh, that brought back sweet memories of expeditions to tree farms to cut our trees when the daughters were little. This year we might harvest a scraggly little tree from our prairie-- sort of Charlie Brownlike, but we have some growing too close together that need to be thinned out.

Momma/Deb said...

I love reading about your return to real trees. Every year I dread decorating it but after 36 years of real trees, I hate to change now. I love the photos of the kids and you and David are so cute!! Special time of year!!! Love you, Momma

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