The Hunt for the Perfect Christmas Tree

I feel like the holidays are just more special when you have kids.  I have this desire to make everything as magical and as special as can be for Ellis, because I want him to have fond memories of the holidays that he will have for a lifetime.   Our parents always made the holidays special for us, so we want to do the same for Ellis.

Also with the holidays comes traditions.  We're a heavy "traditions" family (see previous posts about traditions here, here and here ), and I'm so glad that Ellis gets to be apart of them going forward.

Like searching for the perfect Christmas Tree.

Zac wanted sooo badly to cut down a perfectly, un-perfect tree on his family's land where he hunts, but our little house can't quite accommodate a Clark Griswold tree, so we did the next best thing.  We found a homemade sign reading "cut your own tree" just a few miles up the road from our house & turned in.  About a quarter mile down a winding trail, we came upon a little old man, and a little old woman, staying warm in a little shack.  They handed us a saw, and told us to drive up the hill to park.  From there, we could take a left & walk down the trail or go down to the right, and cut down any tree we wanted.  We were to come back once we found one for some candy.  (They were so sweet!)

Once we got to the top of the hill, we actually spotted their house.  They were selling trees from their own yard!  There wasn't a lot to choose from, and they were definitely "rustic", but I guarantee you that we made their day.  After searching for about a half hour, we found a winner!

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days


Least you think the day was perfect....  Ellis is OVER IT right about now.

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

2017 Christmas Tree Hunting | My Darling Days

I know Ellis is too young to remember all of his "firsts" but that's why we take photos, right?  To remember, to savor, to cherish... even the times we don't recall.  We can relive them through photographs.  And Lord knows, I will take a million. :)

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Remember The Year of the Baby Tree?
And the year it took us 4 minutes to find our tree?
Ahhhh, good memories indeed :)


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