It's been a tradition since I began dating Chris. A visit to the Penland Christmas Tree farm in York SC. A place where you get to cut down your own tree and bring it home. A place where one can experience the true joy of this wonderful tradition. Each year they add a few more touches to make it truly special, especially for the kids. I love this day, and as always it came with plenty of fun and entertainment.
First things, a stop at the Snowman so we can see how big the boys have gotten. Just like last year I had to beg plead and bribe the boys to stand still and smile. Such work so early on in our visit, but I got the picture. What do you think??
For the second year in a row, my Mom and Dad came with us.
Ryan wants to show Mom the perfect tree.
Dad - "You mean we have to cut them down ourselves?"
And it's not truly Christmas until Dad makes a joke about the largest tree in the world being the one he wants to cut down.
Slim pickings this year, so Dad makes Mom stand next to a "potential" while he scopes out another one a few feet away. Isn't she a good sport?
No significant meaning to this one. It is just what happens when one trips over a tree stump while still holding the camera.
I caught Ryan checking out this picture, reminding me what the season is really all about.
The tree has been up for a week now and I have to admit (like do every year) that this one might be our best one yet. It’s not as tall we usually get (we are blessed with really high ceilings) but she is tall enough, and with our angel there on her perch looking down upon us it in my book – perfect!
I hope you all are having a wonderful and joyous holiday filled with your own memories, old and new that helps glue this magical season together.
Merry Christmas from our house to yours!