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I have been stamping and scrapbooking for the past 10 years. It is my favorite hobby and I sure do miss it when life gets way too busy. I have 3 amazing children, and a wonderful, supportive husband.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Time for Our Christmas Tree!!


























Happy Sunday Everyone!!!! I hope you guys all are having a fantastic weekend!!! Today I wanted to share some pictures of my family and our tree cutting experience. It was so much fun, it was cold but the kids had a blast!!!! This will for sure be one of our yearly traditions. We have had a prelit tree for years...but nothing smells as much like Christmas as a fresh tree. Seeing the smile on my kids face hiking and picking out trees was well worth the cold...!!! LOL!

I really think we walked the whole farm looking for the perfect tree. We finally did!!! We took a hay ride and the kids also got to see some reindeer. I took a photo of the biggest one!!! I hope you all enjoy my pics and thanks so much for stopping by today!!!

30 comments:

Agnieszka said...

When I was small we aswell have walking to the forest for real tree with my dad. That one from my best memories of my childhood. I guess that your kids will remember that aswell like the best thing .

Kerri said...

Awww, thanks for sharing! I'm sure the kids had a blast!!!

Tammy said...

Oh, Crystal these pictures are great! Looks like you and the family had a wonderful time!!

Hugs, Tammy

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww you are sooo lucky!!! I sooo miss these times when we would go and cut down a fresh tree!!! And a REINDEEER????!!! How awesome to see, you are sooo lucky missy!!!! LOL

Here in Utah I have no idea how to even go about getting fresh trees, you have to get some kinda lisense or something to do it, so we havent bothered. Now in California we would head up to the santa cruz mountains and we always had fun!!! :) Love the pics!!!!!

How neat!!!

Hugs,
cheryl

Shelly said...

You can see the excitement and joy in the kid's faces. What a fun tradition to start. Your tree is a beauty.

I'm glad I'm not a reindeer. Those antlers look uncomfortable. lol

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Those are precious memories that your children will cherish for a lifetime Crystal! How fun!! And what a beautiful tree!!
I LOVE it!
Glad to see those sweet pics GF! Thank you for sharing!! That Reindeer is amazing!!

Have a great Sunday night! And I wanna see the tree after you guys decorate it ok??? :)

Big Holiday Hugs!
XXOOO

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS tree! Looks like you all had a blast!!! LOVE this time of year!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i love real trees, but too bad i'm allergic to them. but you definitely found a beauty. great pictures, lovely family! thanks for sharing.

hugs,

Rufus said...

What fun. Looks like the kids where having a great time. Can't say the same for the reindeer! He (she?) doesn't look to happy! Post a pic after it's decorated, ok?
R/

itsabrt said...

What a fantastic family outing! I agree wholeheartedly that the smell of the trees is refreshing! Beth

Denise said...

How lucky to go out & just get one. In Hawaii we wait for the shipped containers to come in...LOL I use an artificial one. Daughters got allergies to pine. Have a great week. Don't forget to post pics of it decorated now.

Ondina said...

Hi Crystal,
What fun!!!
Your family 's beautiful. Congratulions!
I wish a happy Monday for you!
HUgs

P.s: Thank's for follow me.

Stampin Mindy said...

Great Pictures! Looks like a beautiful Tree!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Crystal, it looks like you had so much fun!! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful photos!! This will be a memory for the kids!!

Hope you had a great weekend!!
hugs,
Chris

Tracy said...

Lovely photo's, looks like a great time had by all. Enjoy your tree!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Now that's what I call family sharing!! :) WOW!! What a beautiful tree and so much fun!! I'm sure the kiddos loved it!! Thanks for sharing this!! Made me smile!! HUGS

tamara davis said...

I'm totally jealous of your tree and getting to cut it down yourself! We used to do that when I was a kid but I haven't had the oppurtunity to do it in years!

Patti J said...

I'm jealous of your young kids and that you are doing these fun outings!!! Cherish these days, sweetie! What a gorgeous tree! Your kids look like they are having so much fun, and DH looks like a cutie patootie!!! Thanks for sharing!

Jodi said...

I love these pics TFS!! I think it's great that you'll do this yearly, great for the family!! OH, how awesome that you were able to see reindeer along the way too!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Angelwood said...

Hi Crystal, looks like you guys had alot of fun! I love this time of year!! hugs, Angela

Patty said...

What a beautiful family. Looks like you were having a great time. Now you need to promise to take pictures of all the decorations. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn B. said...

Awww we did this too.. What a great thing to do as a family. Thanks for sharing.

Joan Ervin said...

What a great family day, Crystal....your kiddos will have such wonderful memories of that special day!!! You have such a beautiful family, too, and your tree is spectacular!!!

Marion said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely photo's Crystal. It brings back so many memories of when we lived in New Zealand my birth place. There is nothing like having the real thing. I love the reindeer. Something we don't have here in Australia or New Zealand. That must have been a sight to behold.
Your family look so happy.
hugs Marion

Grace said...

Oh what fun pictures these are Crystal! Brings back happy memories and you are making happy memories your kids will look back on happily as well! Glad you had a great family day! Hugs!

Laural-Lee said...

What beautiful family memories. Have a very merry Christmas.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What wonderful memories your children will have of this day!! I still remember when my dad would take us girls to go on the "back 40" and pick out that PERFECT tree ... what fun!! Now my daughter & her family do this every year ... the kids sure look forward to it! Glad you didn't have a foot of snow to trudge through to find that PERFECT tree!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh cutting your own tree is so cool! Beautifully full tree too.

Lorraine A said...

oohh these photo's are gorgeous ;-) Oh how I would love to be able to go and buy a tree like that ,,, and see the reindeer ,,, how magical ! :-)

Luv
Lols x x

Kristine said...

That looks like sooo much fun Crystal! :) We had a lot of fun picking out our tree in the snowy hills a few years ago. And we have a reindeer farm a half hour from us so it's fun for the kids to say they've seen REAL LIVE REINDEER! lol. Great family memories =) Have a Merry Christmas!!