As is our tradition, we headed off into the hills to cut down our Christmas tree. The farm we’ve gone to the last few years is closed to U-cut this year, so we tried a different farm. After tramping through acres of too-short trees, we took a look at the trees they’d already cut. So… Continue reading Christmas Tree, 2020 edition
We waited until Saturday evening to decorate our tree so all the kids could join in. And so did the dogs. I don’t think we’ve ever decorated a tree this fast. Lights, angel, ribbon, and ornaments. I love it! Photo credit. Thanks to Ashley for taking the picture of Gilligan!
On Black Friday, we went and cut our Christmas trees. The sky was clear blue and it was a lot warmer than the cold night would have suggested. Certainly a lot warmer and dryer than last year. As Ashley and Kevin joined us, we got two trees. This was also the first time we’ve been… Continue reading Fetching the Christmas Tree — 2019
Walking from the MAX to work, I noticed the tree reflecting on the Pioneer Courthouse Square bricks. We’re still looking forward to coming down sometime next week with the whole family.
After getting the tree home yesterday, we washed it, shook it, and left it outside to dry. Then we put it in a stand in a different corner of the room than usual. Lights, ribbons, candy canes, and an angel later, we paused to take it all in. Mmm… It’s a little taller than we’d… Continue reading A decorated tree
We waited longer than usual to get our Christmas tree this year. Our preferred day is the Sunday after Thanksgiving. That didn’t work this year because of our family reunion. The next weekend we were in Salt Lake City. And Suzi worked last weekend. So, today was the day, and it was perfect — if… Continue reading Fetching the Christmas Tree, 2018
Waiting for my drink, I looked out the window.
A week earlier than usual, our Christmas season has arrived–today we cut down our Christmas tree. After getting it home, we set it up. New LED lights obtained and strung, traditional ribbons wrapped around, and memories in the form of ornaments suspended from its limbs. Now, we’re watching Miracle on 34th Street, drinking hot chocolate,… Continue reading Fetching the Christmas Tree, 2016
Ginger ponders the presence of a Christmas tree in the house.
The first weekend after Thanksgiving Day is our traditional time to fetch our Christmas tree. Any earlier invades Thanksgiving; any later gives up valuable days we can confuse the pets with a tree in the house. ;-) After inspecting the entire tree farm and much discussion, we found our tree, cut it down, tied it… Continue reading Fetching the Christmas Tree 2015