Found the perfect tree for us. We go on a little drive up the state every year to this tree farm, North Pole Pines in Farr West.
We like to find the ones that no one else wants. This fellow has long twisty arms, just longing to be held and taken home.
So home, he's a coming. My stud had some little helpers in the back.
Up on the car top
Every year the Tabernacle puts on a Live Nativity. We actually have never sat through one. We come just for the animals. Hail!! The princess of the night xoxo.
Me and this little furry friend - a little yak - were hitting it off with a staring contest. Matt came to get a photo of the love connection but when I looked up little Yakky snuggled into me so lovingly.
Thinking about using this for my Christmas card. YES! I still don't have one.
Matt made sure to give all the mammals equal love.
The brave and noble donkey bears the cross upon its back for carrying Mary. The kids who owned these animals were so friendly. Freely and eagerly told us all the facts about the animals and invited us to their farm :). Cutest boys ever.
Bringing in the tree. It is straight, just tilt your head a little to the right.
Thrifted Christmas cheer!
Finally get to decorate!!
All hands on deck! Busy little elves.
The kids were fighting about who gets to put the star on so I gave the job to Daddy. It didn't stop them from fighting. It just changed the fight to who gets the best view on the armrest.
So, we didn't put it RIGHT on top. He is our little Indian Brave with his own little feather topper.
O and I went to our childrens' museum and lucked out. The activity was to make gingerbread houses. Orion was so excited. And worked very diligently.
Stopping to jump and flap over his work. He was so happy.
Oh, back to work.
Very proud to have it on display at home. What is that sparkle behind the blue snowflakes? ...
... It's the Mother Tree, who welcomes and protects. I have been wanting to put lights on this tree since we moved in. She GLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you all have the glow. If you haven't found it yet, here are some suggestions: cocoa, caroling, baking and decorating cookies, Christmas movies, driving past neighborhood Christmas houses ("gingerbread houses"), fuzzy socks, the Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas cd, and good will towards men.