Today we went on a hunt to find our Christmas tree. The past few years we've put up an artificial tree, but this year I really wanted a real one. I love the smell of a freshly cut tree in the house. When I was growing up in Orange County, CA, we went to a Christmas tree farm and cut one down. It was so much fun. We would hunt forever it seemed like til we found the perfect one and then my dad would cut it down. Oh I would love to find the video of that. Such great memories. I really wanted my girls to experience that as well so we found a farm about 40 min away and went on the hunt for our perfect tree. The name of the farm was Country Cove Christmas Tree farm in Murfreesboro. The girls got hot cocoa and Brian grabbed the saw and the measuring pole and off we went.
After about 20 minutes we finally found one. It was a little shy of 7 ft. Brian cut it down and carried it back.
The girls were so cute. They tried to carry the tree, but it was just too big for them.
We also got to go on a hay ride. My sister and her family were there so the girls got to see their cousins. (Sydney Kate, Maiya, Brooklyn and Sammie.)
I was so excited when Santa showed up. I really wanted them to sit on his lap, but they were not having it. I was really bummed because I wanted a picture. Santa was way cool. He said, "Go sit on the swing and I will come around behind you and you can take a picture". So that's what we did. Thanks Santa. We had a great time and I can't wait to do it again next year. A new family tradition has begun.