Friday, December 19, 2014

Our New Christmas Tradition

Hey there! It's been forever since I've had a chance to get on and share with you all! I guess I needed a bit of a break. I'm back though and ready to share with you some of the things happening here in our

Today I want to share with you about creating traditions with your family.Traditions can be very old, passed down from one generation to the next. Or you can create your own with your children!

Growing up I have lots of great memories with my dad when we would go and pick out our Christmas tree, strap it into the trunk of the car and drive home with it and then wrestle the thing into it's base. Phew, Lots of work but it made so many memories!

Since our oldest was born, we've had a fake tree. This year we decided it was time to get a real one! There's a local tree farm where you can go and cut your own tree down so a few weeks ago after church we headed over there for our adventure.

After stopping for a map and saws (real one for Wayne and pretend ones for the kiddos) we headed down the hill to a horse and buggy. After realizing the driver was an old friend and getting to chat with him a bit we climbed on in and got ready for our short strip across the lake to the trees.

Me and the 2 younger girls. It was a bit colder than we expected!

Hunter and Chelsea on our carriage ride!

After traipsing through some mud we made it to the seemingly endless field of trees! We wandered around for quite a while looking at trees. Wayne wanted a BIG TALL tree and me, being the more frugal of us was trying to find one that wouldn't cost TOO much.

We spotted one that suited us all after much debate and wandering around. Tall enough to suit the hubby and not an arm and a leg price tag for me. Bonus that it was a big full tree which I love!

Then came the workout, trying to cut down our stubborn tree. Hunter helped .hold branches out of the way but this tree didn't want to go! Finally the man who takes the trees back to the building to be paid for came along and helped us out a bit. Phew!


After getting our tree paid for and some hot chocolate for the kiddos we got ready to take our tree home!

I think the hardest part of all was trying to get the tree standing straight! Wayne said "My dad made it look easy!" \After wrestling with our tree on more than one occasion we got it up and decorated. The kids have taken turns watering the tree. I think that this is definitely a new tradition for us! Making memories with our kids that they will remember for a lifetime all while preparing to celebrate our Savior's birth!

What traditions have you started with your family?

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