Sunday, December 22, 2013

o christmas tree

I took an unintended vacation from this blog.  I don't think I realized just how busy I would be at Christmas time with my new etsy shop!  I'm definitely not complaining.  But I will say I was very happy when the last packaged up order went into the hands of a postal worker.  That was a good moment for me.  And between hosting an open house, having my parents visit, and friends dropping by, it's been a very busy holiday season.  I just finished shopping two days ago, and I haven't wrapped one solitary present.

But!  We did get the tree a couple weeks ago, and that was a pretty great day!  We found a farm about an hour away, and it was a real charmer.  There was a historic log cabin on the property that was lovingly decorated, and there were trees galore to choose from.  And most importantly, hot cocoa, cider and cookies for after your tree was felled.
 But for the kiddos, I'm pretty sure the ride in the tree sled was the best part.  They were very happy to sit back and let Papa do all the work.  Me too.
 I was happy there was a dusting of snow on the ground, it just seems wrong to chop down a tree without any snow around.
And now our little fir is proudly decorated in our family room.  Maybe I'll get around to sharing some pictures from our home all decked out for Christmas.  I'll try, anyhow!

I hope you're all having a beautiful holiday season.  Our littles are finished with school, and Brian is finished with work for a while, so I'm a happy mama.  Time to gather in close, make a few more Christmas treats, watch favorite movies, and drink cocoa by the fire.  And I hope it's the same for all of you.


  1. So lovely!! I am hoping (fingers crossed) that there will be finished Christmas decorations posted here in the future {even if it is after the holidays!}

  2. You´re all so cute, love your hair color against all the snow! :-)

  3. These "fetching the tree" pictures are great, and I especially love the one of Fletcher and his little wink/smile. You guys are the cutest! And you are my hero getting all that stuff done for your orders--way impressive. Hope you can now switch into a slower gear and just enjoy these next few days. Merry Christmas to you, your family, and your parents! And thanks for making so many others' Christmases merry! xoxo

  4. You are so gorgeous! And I love that y'all had some snow for chopping down your tree. :) I think we're stuck with this ugly fake thing until we get back stateside, so I will just live vicariously through you until then! ;) Merry Christmas!!

  5. The pictures are great! I just love the Christmas tree farms!

  6. Ruthie! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Such great pictures, and I agree- your hair looks so pretty with the snow and against that green shop. Do you mind sharing where you went? I think I would like to take the boys there next year if it's not too far from us?

    1. It's Heritage Valley Tree Farm in Washington, MO. So it shouldn't be too far from you- it was over an hour drive for us. But worth it.


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