Sunday, December 6, 2009

Oh, What Fun!

A week ago, over the Thanksgiving holiday, we were able to do something we've never done before! We went with Gene's sister's family to Ashley National Forest and cut down our first REAL Christmas tree!
What an experience! I didn't know picking out a tree could be so difficult. Gene's sister and her husband had their tree picked out within the first twenty minutes. But not Gene and I.

I just assumed that there would be a light shining down with angelic voices singing pointing out OUR TREE. Not so. It never happened.

We did find our tree, however. It took us until the very end of the outing, of course. And we did get to strap it to the top of van and drive all the way home! AHHH... the memories.

8 comments:

The Andra Family said...

I'm sure you and your children will always have fond memories of that. Do you plan on making it a tradition now?

JILLIAN said...

THE BLAIR FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE!
DID YOU REMEMBER YOUR AXE?
OR WAS THERE A BIG ROOT BALL ON THE END ?
IT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS A LOT OF FUN.
WHERE EXACTLY IS THIS PLACE YOU WENT TO CUT IT DOWN?

The Calico Crew said...

it's all about the memories! Looks like you guys found more snow than we did...LUCKY! (actually I was cold enough without the snow). Do you love your tree or do you look at it and think...hmmmm...this looked better in the forest!?

saskia said...

do you come to vernal a lot- you should let me know if you come again just in case I have something to send down your way:)

The Heaton's said...

How FUN! I love the smell of a real tree! It just makes the Holiday Season! What a fun family outing! You will have to post pictures of it all decorated:)!

Mubeen said...

How fun!!!!! I've never had a real one before, but when we do, I want the experience to be like yours! :o)

shefully said...

Oh, what fun indeed! So much nicer than a fake one. I bet you guys are loving it!

Lindsey said...

Oh what fun!! =) tHat does sound fun. i have never done that before...but I'm sure Robby will want to do it someday.