Sunday, December 14, 2008


I know, I know, we should buy an artificial tree. Like Jessica Alba, we should be, with her fake grass and refurbished vintage furniture. But we lovelovelove to go out to the Christmas tree farms. What with the Santa train and the elves' workshop and the free hot apple cider and the fake snow blasting out of the vent from the top of the barn. How could you NOT like this tradition?

So, off we went yesterday, with Mommy doing a pretty great job of only being semi-Nazi-ish with her insatiable need to beat our time from last year -- find, cut, and haul home the perfect tree all before noon. And while we didn't break the record, we did a fairly decent job, found us a chubby little tree (only a foot or so taller than Mommy), and left the lot before the rain came down.

Here are a couple of shots. You can see all the rest of the tree-hunting adventure in all it's glory here: Christmas Tree Hunt 2008 Pics.


amazonfm said...

We used to have a real tree every year, but they are hard to get now, so we caved in and bought one. I don't think that there is anything like the smell of fresh pine in your house at Christmas time.

Isn't Saia looking just like you Jo-Anna?

saia and chago said...

Thanks, that's a really sweet thing to say. :)