Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Our Tree

12/12/12... I feel like I should be posting something ground-breaking in significance. I have a friend whose son is turning 12 today... that's pretty significant.

But no... I have nothing. Just some pictures of our Christmas tree.

One morning, late last week, the Farmboy left for work with a promise that he would do his best to get home before dark so that we could cut down our tree in photo-graphable light.

The kids were waiting with much excitement when he pulled into the driveway... Santa hats on! Boots on! Festive happiness bubbling!
The tree had been chosen days before... last row, sixth one down from the kennel... tallest, fullest one in our collection.
But not so tall and full that the almost-seven-year-old couldn't help by carrying the top end.
I had my trusty camera out, but wasn't holding my breathe that I would be able to capture any of the moments with much clarity. But once again, my gem performed better than expected, and although blurry, drew in so much more light than I thought possible.
This is the second year now that we've cut a tree from our own little Christmas tree plot. Fat and full, but still a bit on the short side, we were still so proud to bring it into the house and bedeck its branches with sparkling bits of memories.
We made sure to hang those new Beaver ornaments far away from the trunk of the tree, just in case they decided they wanted a snack.

10 comments:

Jen Hamilton said...

You'd better especially watch that beaver on Christmas Eve knowing what dad taught us... :)

Anonymous said...

Beth, your tree is perfect and the fact that you got it from your own plot makes it that much more special. As always, I love your pictures...hunky husband, darling kids and your beautiful fireplace in the background. (I'm chuckling over your beaver remarks!)
Sandy

Anne said...

Your tree is very beautiful! I love a fresh tree, but our apartment bldg, does not allow real trees. Merry Christmas to you! :)

Terry said...

What a perfect tree - love the sparkling lights lighting up your Christmas Sampler - The beaver does look to be far enough away from the tree trunk. Merry Christmas to you & yours.

Mouse said...

oooooo how lovely to be able to choose your tree you have grown yourselves ... love the shot of your sampler in the back ground too and your tree is beautifully decorated as well :) love mouse xxxxx

Pam in IL said...

Beautiful family and beautiful tree! I wish I would have thought to take a camera along when my girls were little and we went out to cut our Christmas tree. Even though your pics are blurry, they will create such great memories.

Marie said...

I love the pic of the tree with the fireplace in the background! Beautiful!

Chris said...

Lovely!

Roberta said...

Your tree is beautiful and how special that you are able to get it from your own property.

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

Beth, I love your tree and your kids are so cute!!!!