Wednesday, November 28, 2012
While others rose early (or never went to bed) after Thanksgiving, we opted to sleep until we felt rested, made a light brunch and enjoyed a quiet morning. Later, our 3 eldest kids and our nephew joined us, bringing their families with them and helped pack sandwiches, snacks and several thermoses of cocoa and coffee to take on our expedition.
The guys found a couple of bow saws and some limb loppers, I made sure I had some work gloves, and we were off! We headed up into the mountains to look for our Christmas trees. What a wonderful way to spend the day! No lines, no traffic, no competition with angry shoppers--just fresh air and family fun.
We stopped a few times to scout an area and the men conferred while the ladies checked out the trees. The kids and dogs were happy to be able to run around for a bit.
We eventually found the right area and let the kids out of the vehicles. DS1 loves climbing rocks and quickly found some. He must have had 6 kids scrambling up behind him.
We built up a little campfire to warm up to and took turns tending it and watching the little ones and drinking hot chocolate.
We found nice trees for everyone and made some sweet memories~
I have much to be thankful for--