Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Tree Hunting

On November 28, we, the Butts and the Metcalfes met at Hunter's Tree Farm to go cut down our Christmas trees! A tradition we've had for about 8 years now! The kids love feeding the goats, the tractor, the ride out to the trees in the wagon thingy, the hunt for the perfect tree, hot cocoa, and this year we even saw Santa.

Kivi and Bubs feeding the goats.

Our cute, small group of tree hunting friends.

Eben, Kivi, and Jasper "helping" Dada cut down the tree with sticks. We found the tree within 2 minutes, right off the main road, but we wondered around and Dada played hide and seek throughout the trees with the kids before cutting it down.

The kids were so funny! After Peter cut the tree down, they spent about 10 minutes working together to cover up the tree stump with dirt and branches so no one would find where we got our tree!

Us and our tree.

After we all went out to pizza for lunch, we came home, Dada set up the tree and the kids and Mama got busy decorating while Christmas music played.

Eben and Dada put the finishing star on the top.

I'm so glad that God gave us this fun family day when He did. If we had waited one day later... it would have been much different.


Steve & Sarabeth said...

I love our group picture...except that I forgot to turn sideways so that Evan could be seen. You can't even tell he's there! Oh well. It was in fact a good day :)

Cathi Tague said...

These are precious memories that the kids will always remember. Love, Nonnie

Tiffany Nevil said...

We are so bummed we missed this! But, yes, God's timing is perfect, isn't it? So glad that you guys had the chance to enjoy that special moment before all this grief and sorrow was experienced. We love you guys and you are both in our prayers.