Christmas Tree Saga | on the hunt

the first of possible many trips… haha let’s hope not

last sunday afternoon we decided to head out in search for our Christmas Tree | 2012

although this is Luke’s 2nd Christmas it was his first trip out to the farm we get our tree from (last year when we went to get our tree he was only 1 week old)

Our Christmas Tree:

We have some specifications

type: grand noble (douglas fir) silvery green needles if possible

height: aprox. 12 feet

additional: medium width with some spacing between branches to allow for good ornament hanging and large width ribbon.

every year these specifications were no problem (with a little searching) and for the last 4-5 years Martin’s U-Cut Tree Farm in Boring OR off of Foster Rd has been our tree provider. We love them because of the supper sweet and friendly Santa (look a like) fellow at the entrance/exit who hands you a candy cane for each member of your party. We also like them because they provide a variety of warm drinks to enjoy as you are browsing.

I should mention we usually head out in search of our tree the day after Thanksgiving but as we were going to be leaving for Mexico on December 1st we decided to postpone getting our tree until after we got back from vacation. This may have been a mistake, as we have very specific requirements for our tree, there were slim pickings by the time we got to the farm, and unfortunately we walked away without a tree. But we did get a very sweet custom decorated wreath for our front door for a great price.

We decided to look around at all the little stands along our way home that had “already cut” trees but if Martin’s Tree Farm was disappointing these stands were even more so and they had a ridiculous mark up on the trees. However it was not all in vain as we did have ourselves quite an adventure with the boys, they did a great job napping in the car between stops and enjoying hot cocoa and little candy canes as well as a McDonald’s chicken nugget meal for all four of us. It was a sweet and memorable day with the family and I got a few wonderful photos to remember our adventure.

Now we are looking forward to finding our tree this coming weekend and I think we should since we have now lowered our expectations to just getting something cute and at a bargain.

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looking through my vanity mirror, on the way to the tree farm, so much excitement I can’t stand it.

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Luke and daddy on the tree hunt…

Seth found the tree he wants too bad it's almost as short as he is...

Seth found the tree he wants, it looks perfect if only the height would meet our requirements…

as we get our hot chocolates Seth decides to have a chat with the ceramic toad... wibbit!!!

as we get our hot chocolates Seth decides to have a chat with the ceramic toad… wibbit!!!

showing off how wet and muddy it is...

showing off how wet and muddy it is…

Luke and Chris enjoying their cup of hot cocoa...the wreath we took home with us.

Luke and Chris enjoying their cup of hot cocoa…
the wreath we took home with us.

on the way home I had Chris stop to capture this large flock of ducks that we're taking a break on their way South for the winter. wishing I owned a zoom lens... :(

on the way home I had Chris stop to capture this large flock of ducks that we’re taking a break on their way South for the winter.  I especially love the gloom of the heavy fog in the background.

well that’s all for this post more on our tree hunt later.

xoxo,

Bobi

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