While the fam was still here I decided it was time to go get my Christmas tree found!
My mom and siblings were down with colds and I knew the littles needed some fresh air even though it was quite cold!
I told them to keep their eyes peeled for a good tree.
They were quite helpful and I'm pretty sure my niece actually spied the one we got.
Getting a Christmas tree is my favorite family tradition and it was another fun tradition to share with these guys.
Hmm, how about this one...maybe a bit too big!
What about this one in the fence? Maybe!
My sister got to man the camera and told me to go hide in the little protected area. So silly!
Look at that adorable grin!
My oldest nephew was my saw assistant and did a great job.
It takes a lot longer than I thought to saw through a little 4 in diameter trunk! His advice, "We should have brought a hatchet!"
A bit of brute force brought it down in the end.
Now, I don't always think things through. We had my parent's minivan filled...my sister in law, my sister and 4 kids! Where exactly I was planning to fit the tree...I"m not sure.
We laid the back seats down and got it in there...which meant a few miles of squished kids.
Hehe, I couldn't get the tips in the door so we just shut them in. Don't they look like grinch fingers sticking out?! Haha, oh the adventure!
My youngest nephew stayed in the van but I had to get a picture of his cute little lumberjack vest he wore along! So appropriate for the occasion!
I pictured a tree fitting nicely in the corner of my living room by the sewing room door. Wow, this tree is so much bigger than I was picturing. It takes up the entire end of the room!! I for sure can't start a fire in my woodstove until it is gone.
Getting a cedar tree from out in a pasture pretty much guarantees an odd shaped, funny looking tree. However, the lovely aroma that fills my little house is wonderful! It wasn't what I expected, but I'm happy with my very first Christmas tree!!