oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are thy branches! Christmas decorating -- fun, fun!
It all starts with finding the "perfect tree"! We go to the tree farm, and Studly and the kids quickly choose "the perfect tree"
and they all stand there while I search the farm, just to make sure that they have indeed found the "perfect tree"!
It's freezing cold, the wind is blowing, and they try to be patient!
I take tons of pictures
I don't find a better tree than the "perfect tree", so
Studly cuts it down!
This year, we also got to search for "the perfect mini-tree" for Kate's first Christmas in her apartment:
Kate's in charge of choosing her "perfect tree" -- so it takes a little less (but not much less) time!
And, while we wait for them to shake out the trees, and put a net on them for safe travel, we go inside where it's warm -- and have hot chocolate and popcorn
Can you tell this is our favorite part?
Then, we load up the "perfect trees", and pump up the volume (to drown out my singing) on the Christmas carols, as we make our way home to decorate!