Sunday was a fun day! We went to the local tree farm to get our Christmas tree. I'm finding that I treasure these days more and more as the boys get older. It seems like just yesterday they were three little boys running through the tree field to find the perfect tree!
After much wandering up and down hills and a maze of trees, we found one we could all agree on. This first picture is when my husband cut the tree down and it almost fell on me as I was taking photos! I don't think anyone thought to yell, "Timber"!
Josh and his girlfriend, Sarah, carried our "perfect" tree to the trail where a tractor and wagon came to pick it up for us.
Some family members don't like having their pictures taken! But, I managed to snap a quick profile shot before Caleb realized what I was doing!
The farm we went to had tractor drawn wagon rides that took you out to the field to cut down your tree and then horse drawn wagons to take you and your freshly cut tree back to the main farm area.
The horses were beautiful!
We took our dog, Rags, along. Here he is with Seth. We have a lot of pictures when the boys were little at the tree farm with Rags.
Since Rags is 14 this year, we were all a little sentimental about having him come along.
He had so much fun and was very well behaved, but exhausted till we got home!
This is a nice shot of Josh and Sarah as we rode on the wagon back to the barn area where they wrapped the tree for us.
One of the barns on the property was set up as Santa's Workshop.
Inside, there were recreations of 2008 window displays from Bloomingdale's in New York City. This one, in all white, was my favorite.
Hung from the high barn ceiling were beautifully cut snowflakes!
In another room, there was a charming Santa's workshop set up with vintage toys, a life size train, elves, and of course, Santa himself!
While the men tied the tree to the top of the van roof, I stopped to take pictures of the animals.
This little donkey was my favorite! There were also sheep, a tiny goat, and chickens!
As I was going through all the photos taken, I realized I didn't have one good shot of my husband! He actually was with us and cut down the tree that almost hit me! Of course, I mentioned having someone take a family photo of us around the tree, but was way outvoted on that! In the end, we all had fun together and that is what matters most!
Finally, I wanted to share two new pillow covers available in my Etsy shop. They are 12" x 22" and are 100% linen. The first is "Dashing Through the Snow".
The second one is "Jingle".
The print is black with a little bit of silver added. It reminds me of mercury glass and love the way they turned out. Here's a close up to show the silver a little better. It's subtle, but makes them feel vintage, yet current. Attached to each corner is a silver jingle bell.
Thanks for letting me share my fun day with you! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with your family! Now it's time to get the bins out and decorate!
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