This year Tim and I decided that we would go all out and get a REAL CHRISTMAS TREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was such a fun time! I wasn’t sure how I would like it…..and how it would work out for us. BUT…we have decided that we love it and it will be happening every year! :)
We went out to the cutest tree farm! On the way we stopped for a caramel mocha coffee. Delightful! We listened to Christmas music, Eleanor was talking away in the backseat, and we were talking about our first Christmas as a family of 4! (we don’t forget little Maddie!)
It was a perfect crisp morning for tree shopping! I loved all of the huge, fat trees. Too bad we don’t have tall ceilings in our house.
We chose a Nordman Fir tree! It is beautiful! I didn’t find this out until I googled it later….but Nordman’s are one of the best trees for families with children because they have great needle retention and they don’t have sharp needles!
Here is my handsome hubby making a fresh cut on the bottom!
I was a little worried that we would have a Clark Griswald moment….but everything went well! Merry Christmas to us! ha!
Ok….one little thing….when we set it up in the living room, it was much bigger than we thought and Tim had to do a little trimming so we could still have a star on top! :)
I am in love with our tree and super happy that we went for the real deal! I would definitely recommend it for a fun family outing!
We are in full Christmas mode now! I have been dressing E in all of her Christmas clothes, I got peppermint mocha creamer, Christmas candy on the coffee table and even a few gifts purchased.
Does anyone else get a real Christmas tree?