When we first got married and started buying live Christmas trees, I was used to a somewhat smaller version of a tree than Brian was. My trees were modestly sized, while the ones Brian was drawn to looked like they came straight from a forest and had been growing for 100 years. The very first year we went to chop down our own tree, I couldn't believe how big it was once we got it home. But then a funny thing happened....I grew to love that giant tree.
It's now become a running joke between the two of us; Brian finds these gargantuan trees, I make Christmas vacation-related jokes about how it wouldn't even fit in our yard, let alone the living room. But secretly, I love the big full trees. :) This year, we didn't have luck finding a huge tree as we've had the past few years so we had to settle for what is probably a normal size tree, but we love it anyway.
We changed it up a bit this year and went to Reilly's Farm to get our tree; we had been to this farm before, but only for fall-related activities. Their Christmas set up did not disappoint! If you were buying a tree, you were not charged extra for the activities, which included a visit to Santa's workshop, hot chocolate/coffee, cookies, roasted marshmallows, followed by a hayride around the farm with Santa!
|show me your antlers!!|
Time to head home and decorate!
|"Great job, keep up the excellent work, everyone"|
The finished product:
We hope your Christmas preparations are going well!