Wednesday, December 14, 2011

O Christmas Tree

We decided to get  a real tree this year, the first real tree I've ever had. We got  permit to go out and cut one down ourselves, and I was so excited!

We recruited Greg's brother Tyler and my sister Sierra, and started the journey out to Vernon to find our tree.

Long story short, it took much longer then we anticipated to drive out there,
it was about 25 degrees outside, which was also not anticipated.
Greg carried Tatum kangaroo style for most of the hunt,
fell onto a cactus as a result of  unsteady balance with Miss kangaroo going down a hill,
and had to take off his pants in the 25 degree weather to pull the thorns out.
The trees were far and few between,
and so were their branches.

a close up, ouch!

Finally we found one

 It's small, not very green, and doesn't have much of a smell to it,
but its our very own.
And now we have a pretty funny (hindsight) memory to look back on!
All decorated, and Tate showing her new sock monkey ornament


Aimee said...

How is it possible that she gets cuter everytime I see a new pic of her? Sorry Greg that looks super uncomfortable.

Sara K said...

Even though you faced "situations" it makes a great Christmas story! I love your little tree :)
Merry Christmas!

Mark and Beatrix Houghton said...

Awesome adventure! Pretty Christmas tree too :)

Jessie said...

Ooouchhy. And, Happy Anniversary. :)