This past Friday, I crashed my parents’ annual day date to go cut down our Christmas tree. When we were in high school and through all four years of college, we would meet up with my sister’s godparents and cut a tree. But sadly, that tradition came to an end when my sister and I went away to the polar arctic for college/graduate school. So for the past three years, my parents have made the trek by themselves to cut down our Christmas tree.
Until this year…
I love the tradition of cutting down the Christmas tree, so I jumped at the chance of accompanying my parents on the quest to find the perfect one.
Fueled with bagels and a delightfully large hot chocolate, we headed to the tree farm (which was a ways away from our house). By the time we got there, I was ready to get out of the car and get moving!
And got the biggest impact of sensory overload ever…
Trees were absolutely everywhere, filling the air with the scents of pine and fresh sawdust. It. Was. Amazing.
After gazing around and trying to gather my bearings for a moment, I refocused on the task at hand – finding the perfect Christmas tree. We aren’t too picky when it comes to our tree every year. It just has to be about seven feet tall, be pretty wide (because we have space for width, bot height in our living room), has to lack any major bare spots, has to have study branches, and has to be a Douglas fir. Easy wish list to fulfill, right?
While looking for the perfect tree can take a while, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t let your hair down and have a bit of fun…
It is clear that my parents really enjoy this tradition each year.
But after 15 minutes of searching, we found it.
Our perfect tree!
So my dad cut it down.
And together, we loaded it onto the cart to bring it to the register.
(my mom is the designated tree cart puller)
They baled it up for us and then it was officially ours! It is now officially standing in our living room, awaiting the beautification process. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
I had the best time getting our tree this year!
So, kiddos, how do you get your tree? Do you cut your own? Buy one from your favorite tree lot? Or do you use an artificial tree? Let me know!
Your Christmas tree obsessed friend,
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