Wednesday, December 8, 2010

O' Christmas Tree

How lovely are your branches...
Quite lovely I have to say!

Ben had very high expectations for our first Christmas in the Northwest. He has been reminding me since oh...June...that we were going to be heading to the "forest" for our tree this year. I'd nod and smile. I actually was quite amused at the idea of having an experience like this with Ben. While I was smiling and nodding I was also thinking, "We have no saw, we have no clue where to go, actually we have no idea what in the world to do." Any thoughts coming to your mind? Did this pop into your head? (Mom and dad, you have to click on the highlighted word "this") :)

Ben was extremely adamant about this. I love him to pieces so this was what we are going to do. Ben was so excited to find out that some of our good friends go on this adventure every year. They said we could tag along this year.

I had to put a link to their blog from year's past so you can understand the kind of monster tree Ben was going after!
The Terpenings tree hunt and the lighting! Thanks Dustin and Abby for letting us show all our family and friends your craziness! :)

To Ben's dismay their plans ended up changing since they have a new little one, so guess who else's plans changed. So we had to settle to going to a tree farm that the Terps told us about. I think Ben's big heart was crushed a bit, but he soon got over it when we pulled into, what I thought, was the cutest tree farm ever. When you drive in, they give you a saw and say that there is cider and cookies waiting for you after you are finished. How sweet is that?!

So we parked and just started walking through the trees, waiting to hear the angelic choir over our perfect tree! :)

Then, there it was. Awwwww, with the beam of light shining down upon it, trumpets blaring, harps sweetly playing! But seriously, there was sunlight shining right on it! :)

It was perfect! So Big Benny Boy (as my dad would say) took that saw, and cut it right down, which took a total of 20 secs. Rather anticlimactic, but we still thought it was the greatest thing ever! We had just picked, and cut down, our own Christmas tree!

To top it off when we pulled out they gave us a candy cane and said MERRY CHRISTMAS! Yes ladies and gents, not Happy Holidays but MERRY CHRISTMAS! Praise the Lord, I get so sick of hearing Happy Holidays....uhhh ever heard of CHRISTmas, geesh louish.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson
That constant faith and hope sublime
Lend strength and comfort through all time.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson.

"I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope." Psalm 130:5


  1. What a beautiful CHRISTmas tree! :) It is so fun to cut down your own tree... definitely cannot do that in Florida!

    I was thanked the other day for saying MERRY CHRISTMAS -- I'm so with you on happy 'holidays'... blah! It's Christmas, folks!!

    PS Every time I hear "Winter Snow" this year, I think of you!

  2. Way to go! There are a number of things I need to compliment you on....1. you cut down your OWN Christmas tree. 2. You found a place that says Merry Christmas...Praise the Lord! 3. You decorated it beautifully. 4. you actually had links on your blog!!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me?!?!?! I have SO much to learn from you : ) Love ya sis