Three Baas Full

Monday, December 01, 2008

Christmas 2007

Last Christmas was special. Grace and Matt came up from Georgia, Erin and Eric from Columbus, and GB home from Kent. The best day of the year (probably best day of many years) was our great tree hunt with Ike. We headed off to a place where we had seen a sign: $15 for any cut.

When we pulled in, nobody was around, but there was a phone to call the owner. He showed up, a little old guy, and it was debatable who was having the harder time getting around, the little old man or his little old truck. He seemed very proud of his trees, armed us with saws and off we headed over the hill where he said the best trees could be found.

On our way up the hill, we were mostly trying to keep our footing in the ice, slush and mud. When I did look around, it seemed to me that the trees weren't what we were looking for. Grace, Erin and GB tried to find the right tree. They looked like Goldilocks' three bears.

Finally, after quite a hike, we decided to try somewhere else. The boys rushed ahead so they could ambush us with snowballs.

We piled back into the cars and ended up at the shop on the corner 1/2 mile from the house. The girls each picked something different, we debated, and finally settled on a beautiful tree! Just a side note: the first year we lived here, we got our tree from this same place. It was about the last one left, down to $5, and had about a branch for each dollar. We loved that silly tree!

We got back to the house and everyone pitched in to set up the tree. It was a great tree, but even better are the memories of that fantastic day.


At 2:50 PM, Blogger Dreemskaype said...

aw... what a great photo-story! I love it! It was definitely a great day! 2007 was pretty good all around with Christmas and the cabin in Gatlinbug.


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