Sunday, December 7, 2008

CHRISTMAS TREE HUNTING 08

WOW... HOW STRANGE IS THIS.. BART AND I LOOKING FOR A TREE WITH NO KIDS.... SINCE WE MOVED TO COLORADO, WE HAVE GONE WITH THE KIDS TO CUT DOWN OUR OWN TREE.. WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL FUN TIMES HUNTING FOR THE PERFECT TREE.. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T KNOW, BART IS PARTICULAR ABOUT HIS TREES. THEY HAVE TO BE JUST RIGHT.. ONCE WHEN THE KIDS WERE LITTLE, WE DROVE FROM OGDEN TO SALT LAKE CITY TO FIND JUST THE RIGHT TREE... WE ENDED UP BACK AT THE FIRST LOT WE STARTED AT IN LAYTON... ONE YEAR, BART HAD 2 BROKEN ARMS (LONG STORY) WE WENT UP TO SAN ISABEL MOUNTAINS WITH JORDON, CAROLINE AND CORT TO FIND OUR TREE.. WE FOUND ONE BUT ONLY AFTER BART WITH HIS ARMS BROKEN FELL DOWN A STEEP HILL IN THE SLIPPERY SNOW.. ANYWAY AS YOU CAN TELL, WE GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO FIND JUST THE RIGHT ONE FOR BART... SO WE SET OUT TO FIND JUST THE RIGHT TREE.. BART AND I ARE ALONE NOW.. SO WE PUT THE DOGS IN THE EXPEDITION AND HEADED UP TO SAN ISABEL.. WE WERE READY FOR A HIKE.. WE DROVE JUST PASSED THE FORREST SERVICE SIGN AND PULLED OVER AT THE FIRST TURN OUT... LET THE DOGS OUT.. AND STARTED TO HIKE.. IT WAS THICK COVER AND MY DOG (LEXIE) HATES WALKING IN THE WOODS.. SHE WENT RIGHT BACK TO THE TRUCK.. I HAD TO GO PUT HER AWAY SO SHE WOULD NOT GET RUN OVER. WHEN I CROSSED BACK OVER TO THE HILL, BART YELLED THAT HE FOUND OUR TREE.. I WENT TO THE TREE AND SAID YES... WE WERE LESS THAN 50 YARDS OFF THE ROAD AND WE HAD IT CUT DOWN AND DRUG BACK TO THE CAR IN LESS THEN 20 MINUTES...
WOW.. THAT IS A FIRST... TREE HUNTING ONLY TOOK 20 MINUTES.. :)
HMMMM I WONDER HOW MANY PERFECT TREES
BART PASSED UP ALONG THE WAY ALL THESE YEARS
JUST TO HAVE THIS QUALITY TIME WITH HIS CHILDREN... :)
I JUST HAVE TO SAY THAT I DON'T KNOW IF I LIKE
THIS DECORATING WITHOUT KIDS RUNNING UNDER FOOT OR HELPING...
I LIKE LETTING THEM PUT THEIR SPECIAL ORNAMENTS ON THE TREE
AND HANDING THINGS TO ME WHILE
I STAND ON THE LADDER TO REACH THE HIGH POINTS...
THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE WILL HAVE TO GET USED TO..
UNLESS WE CAN CONVINCE CORT
THAT HE DOES NOT EVER WANT TO LEAVE
US WHEN HE GETS HOME NEXT YEAR... :)
I USUALLY TAKE A COUPLE DAYS TO DECORATE THE TREE...
SO I WILL POST A PICTURE OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT..
BUT OF COURSE... IT ALWAYS LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER IN REAL LIFE..
SO THE GUEST ROOM IS VACANT
IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO COME SEE IT.. :)

2 comments:

Elise&Dan said...

That is an awesome tradition!! I LOVE that! I bet it smells wonderful in your home!

Gretchen said...

Nice photos.! Thanks for sharing your Christmas tree hunting.