Saturday, December 14, 2013

three hundred and forty eight




It doesn't really feel like Christmas for me until we have a tree.
This weekend a little winter storm didn't keep us from the tree farm, 
and 'debating' the perfect choice all morning.
Then we all thawed out with hot chocolate and decorating 
and my heart grew a few sizes.





23 comments:

Mascha said...

Oh that is funny to take a tree in the woods! And the pictures looks so nostalgic...
Have a great Christmas time :-)

Tamar SB said...

Gorgeous! And even more seasonal - picking it out in falling snow!

Boo Kitty Boo said...

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday.... I love the last shot!
Boo Kitty Boo XXX

molly said...

I love the first picture, it looks like something from a bygone age

mollyxxx

Nicki said...

Tree farms -such fun. You document nostalgia so beautifully - these are no exception.

Patti G said...

The memories of the tree farm - the hours spent looking for the perfect tree, only to usually end up cutting the very 1st one we found 3 hours earlier. LOL!
What a great memory maker for all of you.
Christmas blessings to you & yours.

Adrienne said...

Oh, these are just gorgeous! The outdoor photos are enchanting...and your decorating pic warms my heart.

Susan said...

Wow, your day looks picture-postcard special. I love that lead photo. That you should make into your holiday card for next season. Excellent.

Stephanie said...

That's certainly the way to get into the spirit.

Linda R said...

If cutting your own tree doesn't feel like Christmas nothing does.
Love your photos..

Hugs~

patty said...

lovely~

Kathy McB said...

Fabulous AND BRRRRRRR! One year when I was at Penn State, my dad came to get me to bring me home for Christmas. The drive was over snow covered roads. Crossing Seven Mountain he pulled the car over and said..."let's get a tree". And he had a SAW with him (which was NOT normal, haha). I STILL have memories of the two of us trudging thru snow that came above our ankles looking for a tree to chop. Now? I wonder WHOSE property we were on! haha. Thank you for these photos, they are both beautiful AND they brought back a great memory of Christmas for me :). And thanks for joining in on Song-ography.

Ida said...

Wow you captured some wonderful holiday memories here. The snowy trek to get your tree looks awesome (and cold). Loved the end photo, so nostalgic.

Courtney Sweet said...

It looks so wonderfully cold and magical! Glad you didn't stay away from your tree hunt, you got great shots.

Sharon said...

The second shot of the single file line of serious people -- on a mission. That's so great! And the first photo looks like a postcard from 100 years ago. Love those horses in the snow.

Amanda said...

Looks like so much fun! I love the tree picture! And the snow :)

Kim Cunningham said...

What a great family memory! Sounds incredible!

SmithShack71 said...

Gorgeous photos.
First one is storybook.

:)
-Angie

Jeanne said...

So glad that you and your kids have this wonderful experience! Nothing like going out in the snow to pick your lovely tree. Great shots and great memories!

Debbie said...

it looks like you picked the perfect tree!! i feel the same way....it's not christmas till the house is decorated!!

rebecca said...

Your photos are beautiful Brandi! Love that first image so much. :)

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

How wonderful and what a fun family outing. We did the same when our children were small ...spending hours in the cold until we found THE tree.And went home all happy to eat cookies in front of the fire.

edenhills said...

What a wonderful tradition to pick your own tree from the tree farm. Lovely shots!