Oh, Christmas Tree

I know I’m not supposed to start out a post by apologizing for not writing. Besides, that’s so overdone. Instead, I’m going to just make a list of things I’ve done since I last wrote. (This list is not comprehensive. In case you were wondering.)

  • Went to Minnesota
  • Changed Teams at Work
  • Cut a Christmas Tree
  • Sat in Front of the Fire
  • Made a Wreath
  • Slept
  • Read Jane Eyre
  • Watched The Biggest Loser Finale

Last weekend we went to cut our Christmas tree. Thankfully, the weather gave us a break because both the day before and the day after we went were bitterly cold with temperatures in the single digits. Friday, however, was in the 40’s.

So with the sun shining, we set off to Woodland Park. You see, unlike some people (ahem … New York) when we cut our tree, we actually go out into the wild and go on a tree hunt. In the real forest.


Upon entering the designated tree-cutting area, we parked, spread out and within 15 minutes, we found it.

Chris and Gabe did the manly work of cutting it down. It took about 7.5 seconds.

Then Gabe hoisted the freshly cut tree …

… and proceeded to carry it back to the car.

By himself.

Then we all posed with the tree like we helped carry it.

Here it is packed up for the journey home.

And then it’s time for the portrait session. The boys …

… and the girls.

A tree that looks tiny in the forest looks a lot bigger when you domesticate it.

Last thing is the star on top and …


P.S. I’d like to apologize for the poor quality of these photos. I’ve been playing with the manual settings on my camera and I forgot to change them. I promise to improve!

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