Sunday, December 5, 2010

santa's woods...2010

the annual "price family tree hunt" was, again, great this year!

in true meredith and jeffrey fashion, we decided to head out on tuesday before thanksgiving to tag our tree. there is just something about feeling like i can't really take my time to peruse and critique all the trees without someone swooping in and tagging THE ONE that makes me crazy...therefore, we always go out before hand, when we're the only people at the farm...to find our perfect tree!!!!

we found it in record time, however!

the obligatory "measurement"...we like "tall" trees!!!!

this year, we decided to switch things up a bit and go with a leyland cypress. we both feel like it is the most beautiful tree that we have ever had...it is perfectly shaped...and looks delightful in our living room!!!!!

the one!!!

part of the appeal of going to the tree farm twice (for me) is that i have the opportunity for TWO photo sessions with my family...this always causes a bit of a "scrooge" moment for my husband...he just can't get in my groove!!!!! you would think after all these years he would be acclimated...we're still working on that one!

daddy...aka "lumberjack with the plumber's crack"!!!

we chopped her down the day after thanksgiving...and not a moment later...and brought the beauty home to decorate! we also made the decision as a family this year that we are going to start a new tradition and have spaghetti every year on the night that we decorate the tree because the girls said that "spaghetti and lettuce are red and green"!!!! works for me! i think that will be a sweet memory that we can add to such a fun, fun time!!!!

it truly is the "most wonderful time of the year"!!!! i hope that your christmas season is off to a great start!!!






2 comments:

the osbornes said...

such fun!!! I love the spaghetti tradition :) Their little striped dresses are just TOO cute!

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

What?! Did y'all opt for a cypress this year? I thought you were pine kids. (At least, that LOOKS like a cypress in the picture...) Great idea to do spaghetti on tree-gettin' day. May have to steal that one. (Anything to have a PLAN.)

And with that, I think I'm finally all caught up with you now. Whew!