Friday, November 26, 2010

Where did you get your tree this year?

Since we moved away from So Cal, we have begun a family tradition of cutting down our own Christmas tree.  Well, today was the day!  We were blessed with awesome weather (first time we were not drudging through snow Smile). It was a beautiful sunny day.  I could have hiked forever today enjoying the fresh crisp air!

Where do you get your tree each year?  We purchase a permit each year from our local National Forest for $10.  What a deal!  For $10 we get a beautiful, fresh cut tree.  But, most importantly an awesome family day with memories that will last forever.  Check with your National Forest Service to purchase a permit and get cutting dates and times. 
Here is a link to some information on tree options in your area as well…..

Here are some snapshots of our day!

We started our day by stopping off to visit Smokey and then headed out for our hike.  The kiddos loved climbing boulders and searching for our perfect tree.




The perfect one….this year!


I can’t believe how big Crew is getting. Here he is dragging the tree back to the car.


The kiddos relaxing while Dad ties the tree down. 

Our adventure continued.  We headed to the local volunteer firehouse were we enjoyed chili and pie!  Couldn’t have asked for anything more =)

What is your family holiday tradition?  Please do share!

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