Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Tree Choppin'

The past few years John and I have had a fake Christmas tree, but this year John insisted we started getting real trees since they are "more festive!" ...I'm all about more festive, so I of course didn't have a problem with this (so long as John would be the honorary tree waterer since this pregnant lady doesn't feel like crawling under a tree with a pitcher of water every evening...).

My parents and younger brother, Matt, have made a tradition of getting a real tree the day or so before Thanksgiving, and I was so excited when John was able to leave work early so that we could join them! We headed to Krueger's Tree Farm to pick out and chop down our own tree.

It was quite cold (and snowing!) which made it fun, but kept us moving since Jack was along and I was worried he was going to get cold (but as long as grandma was holding him there were no complaints from that little boy!). We quickly found our tree, cut it down, and hauled it home! 

It was super nice being able to join in on existing traditions with my family as these are things that we would have normally had to miss out on. Not only that, but since Jack was so little last year, any sort of Christmas decorating was not overly enjoyable for me... it was always on a timeline squeezed between naps or bedtime, with no real indication of how long it would be until Jack would wake up. This year has been totally different and so much fun - I love seeing Jack experience new things and can't wait until he understands even better next year.

Here are a few photos of our 2017 Christmas tree!


  1. So cool y'all can go do that and that's the cutest little tree farm! Merry Christmas :)

  2. How fun is this?!? Also, I am loving this blogging streak you are on... let’s keep it going lady! :)

  3. That looks like such a cute tree farm! What beautiful pictures and great memories. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  4. I love your matching coats! too cute :)


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