This year, we went a huntin' for a Christmas tree in the Palasades. The pickings were scarce, but after many hikes through shin deep snow, a few thrown snowballs, and one lengthy crisis of getting stuck: we found our perfect tree.
Oh! We were so excited!
John got the axe from Marc, his supervising attorney at the US Attorney's office in Boise as a graduation gift, it was so fun to be able to use it!
Matthew stayed happy in the car.
William....not so happy, but he also was upset in the cold- so there was no winning! haha.
The kids had a blast trimming the tree
We could only use our very favorites because our tree just didn't have the strength to handle all the Christmas spirit we have gathered over the years.
Then we watched some good, old fashioned, Home Alone.
At least it photographed well! Ha!
Here is the ornament we chose out for this year in commemoration of all our fun memories cutting down trees and strapping them to our cars through the years. They are some of my favorite memories and we can't help but laugh when John and I talk about them