Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree…

On Sunday morning we headed up to the mountain to find us the perfect Christmas tree.  The weather was beautiful, the sun was shining and the roads were clear.  When we got to the Zig Zag Ranger Station to purchase our tag for cutting down a tree, we finally found a little snow piled up.  The girls were excited and anxious to search out the tree.  We chose one of the forest roads and decided to park and walk a bit, mainly because the packed snow was making me nervous (I would not be okay with getting stuck because of things like, oh you know, my pregnant self needing to use the bathroom frequently, or getting hungry all the time and not having snacks on hand).  We walked a little ways up the road, the girls were having fun stomping in the snow and asking us if they could eat it (which the answer was no because it was on the road, um dirty, gross,no).

Zig Zag River

We weren’t having any luck finding a tree so we decided to load up in the trooper and try another road.  We chose Lolo Pass Rd, which seemed to be quite popular judging by the rest of the people out doing the same thing.  We drove up pretty high, until again the roads started to get a bit dicey, and parked near a couple other vehicles.  We walked up a hill and were blasted with a very, very cold wind, but still no trees.  So we decided to take some pictures and then hop back in the trooper to thaw out.

It was beautiful.. and cold...
So happy!
How about this one?

At which point Claire says “I think we should just go to a lot and buy a tree and then get some lunch, I’m starving.”   And since the rest of us admitted we had also entertained that same thought, that’s exactly what we did.  And we found the perfect Christmas tree!  Thanks to Rainbow Hill Tree Farm outside of Sandy!

What a couple of tree huggers...haha...ha
Mark chopping it down...

Then we went home and got out all of our decorations, and went to work Christmasfying our house… do you like that word?  It’s new, I just made it up…

Claire decorating herself... instead of the tree.
After chopping the tree down, Mark needed a nap... but if you fall asleep while the girls are decorating, then you are fair game!
The tree with lights!
Veda finger (and toe!) knitting a garland for the tree...
..and then placing it on the tree.
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...and one final touch, the star!
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Happy Holidays!

xoxo

4 thoughts on “Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree…

  1. Great pictures. It sure looked like you had a lot of fun. Differently enough snow for a snowball fight. Beautiful tree, you made a good choice. I LOVE the last picture of the family. The Griswald family would be envious.

  2. Looks like you guys had fun! I also love the family picture at the end. And, in the photo of the girls putting the tree topper on Claire looks really tall!

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