Sunday, December 09, 2007

VanOort Family Christmas Tree

Yesturday we went out to Kelly's Tree Farm just South of Tipton and got our Christmas Tree! It was too cold for Clancey and Jen to come with this year so Marshall and I were left with the task of picking the perfect Christmas Tree.

For those of you who have never been there if it's snowy they give you a sled to haul your tree back with but since Kelly's Tree Fram sits on a hill you can use the sled to quickly get down the hill to the trees. Of course the first thing Marshall and I did was find the perfect sled and charge down the hill. Once we were down the hill we started our hunt for the perfect tree. After looking for a few minutes I realized we forgot to grab a saw, doh!! So Marsh and I trudged back up the hill, i.e. Marshall sat in the sled while I pulled him up the hill ;) Once we got to the top and got a saw we were able to sled down the hill for a second time on our search for the perfect Christmas tree.

Searching for a the perfect tree is hard. Unlike at the store where all the fake tree's are perfectly green, full, and symetric most live trees are not like this. Another hard part about finding the perfect tree is a tree that looks small at the farm can look huge in your livingroom. For instance, one year Jen and I picked out a tree that was so big I had to but part of it off just so it would fit! Well anyways after and exhastive search Marsh and I finally found out perfect tree. We put it on our sled and I made Marshall pull it up the hill, just kidding ;) I will say though that Marshall did pull it probably for a good 20 feet before he got tired and asked me to do it.

When we finally got to the top of the hill, they shook the excess needles out and we paid. $25 which is a great deal for a live tree. While we were paying Marshall got to hold a bunny which he really enjoyed, although the picture may not show it. I've included pictures of the day so you can see all the fun we had :)

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Way Behind On Updates

Wow!!! It's been a long time since I've updated my blog. I can't believe that Clancey is 6 weeks old and Christmas is only 2 weeks away. Seems like just yesturday that it was Thanksgiving. Well I'll tell you what I'm looking forward to being able to take 2 weeks off from work! The great part about Christmas is unlike any other vacation nobody at Rockwell is working so no work stacks up. I can just lay around eat food and enjoy the holidays without worry about work at all.