Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Tree Hunting

The day finally came for our Christmas tree hunting expedition. I call this an expedition, because that is what it feels like getting ready for it! We have coats, hats, mittens, snow pants, extra socks, boots, changes of clothing for all the little people, lunch, snacks, hot cocoa, and tree cutting supplies. Our Suburban looks like we are leaving for a week. And it is only for part of one day. It was snowing in town, and when we got up to the mountains, it continued to snow. It was also about 5 degrees. It was beautiful, and felt like Christmas.

Yoda DID NOT like his snowsuit, bought for this occasion, DID NOT like the snow boots, also bought for this occasion, and would not keep his mittens on. He got out for some pictures, but spent the rest of the time in the Suburban with me, drinking cocoa and listening to Christmas music.
This is the tree that they cut. There are so many people in front of it, you can't really see the tree! But it is the tree behind them without snow all over it! Apparently, there was some mountain climbing, tree climbing, saw stuck in another tree, and hatchet work involved in getting the tree. Obi had a blast, and I was glad that I wasn't there to witness it.

Here is the hot cocoa after the tree was found. Padme's favorite part of the day!

Leia also likes the cocoa a lot.

And so does Luke.

On the way home, the girls were exhausted, from all the cocoa drinking, I guess.

When we decorated it the next day, Yoda did us all a wonderful favor, and slept through it. I couldn't believe it. Here is a picture for proof. He woke up and saw the tree all decorated, and has pretty much left it alone. Surprise, surprise!

A few decorating pictures

We still aren't completely done with the tree, so no final pictures of that yet. We actually think this one of the nicest looking trees we have ever gotten. And we had lots of fun getting it. Much better than going to Walmart and getting one. We hope to never do that again!


  1. Sounds like you all had a good time. Thanks for sharing these special moments with all of us.

  2. GREAT memories being made!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing the pix!

  3. Amy,

    Your tree looks beautiful. It seems like a lot of festiveness going on in your little part of the world.

    Glad you enjoyed the Patrick Stewart version. I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and I hope to find time to catch up with all the happenings in your world some day:)

    Merry Christmas!


  4. How fun. Its so strange we never did that, going to get a real tree. Sure looks like all your preperation led that wonderful day with such fond memories. Tell yoda he didn't move with us so he can't be a beach bum so keep the clothes on little one. LOL. Missing you all.

  5. Amy- just wanted you to know I am thinking about you. Have a super Christmas!


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