It seems like everyone is talking trees lately, so I should probably join in on the fun. Earlier this week Kevin and I went to a tree farm and cut down our own tree. I vaguely remember doing this many years ago with my parents, but Kevin had never done this before. Hopefully this is going to be a new Christmas tradition for us! Where do you get your tree? Do most people get them at random lots on the side of the road or maybe even Home Depot? That’s where we usually go, and I think most people in Chicago do the same. Or do you brave the elements and cut one down at a farm?
The farm we went to was about 45 minutes from our house, and there were quite a few trees to choose from…
We walked around a good portion of the lot in search of our first tree for the corner of Main. We weren’t exactly sure how big was too big. I figured as long as it wasn’t much taller than me with my arms up we would be good to go….
I know, very precise measuring here. (Please ignore the fact that it looks like my clothes don’t fit, I don’t usually walk around like this).
Once we found the perfect tree, Kevin got to work with the saw.
Then we Kevin had to carry it to where the tractor could pick it up:
Then came Santa…
Who picked up our tree, and met us at the check out!
After it was wrapped and tied, we were headed home in no time.
After a few lights and some pretty ornaments here she is:
Ha! I guess my measuring technique wasn’t the most accurate. We didn’t exactly account for the height of the star.
It needs a little work, but we are feeling a bit lazy right now. Maybe the this tree will get a little trim tomorrow!
Now, our other tree is good to go….
Kevin’s mom gave us this one at our wedding shower in 2010, and this is the first year we are taking it out.
We don’t exactly have any type of “theme” on either of the trees. I may visit some stores the day after Christmas to pick up some discounted items for next year. I love the look of our personal hodge podge of ornaments, but I also love color coordinated trees. What do you prefer? Mix and match or one uniform color? What about real or artificial?
What do you have planned for the weekend? Kevin and I are hosting a Christmas party for a few friends on Saturday. Hopefully we take some good pics to share next week!