Last year we decided that we would make a new Christmas tradition by cutting down our own tree. You have to go in the mountains where there is snow to get the Christmas tree, right? Or it just doesn't feel like Christmas! Especially when we don't usually have a White Christmas where we live. So we packed up the kids, brought along some hot chocolate and warm clothing, and ventured up to Cedar Mountain in search of the perfect tree.
Too make a long story short....we wandered off onto a side road thinking we would be fine. Well, we didn't get far before we discovered there was alot more snow than we anticipated and we got stuck! If any of you have a Honda Odyssey you can understand that they are not the best vehicles to be driving through the snow. It probably wouldn't take much to get that van stuck, we should have used our heads better. But we learned our lesson! Luckily there were people ahead of us who were able to push us out. 45 minutes, and several frustrations later we were able to be out and on our way to find the tree.
We didn't go far before we stopped a the side of the road. The snow was deep, up to our knees and we were already hungry and tired. Kevin quickly found the tree while we stayed by the car and played in the snow. It was an adventure we won't soon forget! The tree is beautiful and still smells fresh! Maybe next year we could do without the frustrations, though.
From our home to yours: Have a very Merry Christmas!!
"Why didn't the bee marry the nectar?................Because it wasn't his honey yet." "What do you call a Jedi?................A lifesaver." "What is a snake's favorite flower?..........A ssssssssssssunflower." "How do you die in the water?..........From a die-ving board." "Who is the tiniest person in your family?...........Your aunt." "What does the sun wear on a hot summer day?........SUNglasses." "What's a computer's first word?..............come-puter" "How did the computer help the environment?.....it's power light went 'green'."
Our firstborn. She is like her dad in so many ways...always making jokes and writing stories. She brings life and excitement to our family!
Our sweet boy! He has such a tenderheart and loves to please people. He is alot like his mom. He is so patient and smart, I don't know how we ever got along without him.
Our little miracle! He is such a joy to have in our family! His brother and sister love and adore him. He is a bit stubborn and he loves to be tickled and he will smile at just about anyone who will give him the attention.
Nine years ago we met, fell in love, got married, had a kid, and then another, and then another. You know, the usual. I guess you could say we are a typical family who lead simple lives. I profoundly say that there is so much joy to be found in the typical and simple things of life. I am very much looking forward to what the next nine years will bring.