Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Tree 2008

We started a new tradition this year. I know you're not supposed to call it a tradition until you've done it a few times, but this we undoubtedly will. We went to cut our own christmas tree just a ways away from the mccall retreat. We used snowshoes on our peaceful walk through an untouched wintry wonderland and found a great tree. I've struggled a bit with the sheer number of great photos dent took and which ones to share- I tried uploading a slide show but I didn't love it. I'm not a whiz at photoshop, so this is what you get for now.

cooper getting ready to go

ben and dad scoping out our options

the trek in

cooper, katelyn, amberly

the first guy I ever loved. it's ok that he thinks I still love him the most
climbing up to find the perfect tree

ben underneath the tree, going to work

dent, coop, amberly

dad, amberly, katelyn, lindsay, ben


we're sure glad we brought this guy along. he did all the work! hauling the tree out

coop didn't complain of the cold or have any trouble keeping up. only when we were back to the car did he say he was ready to be done. what a trooper! I should also mention that the goggles were insisted upon. ski goggles are very very important to this particular four-year-old. necessary for snowshoeing, skiing, sledding, etc.

mission accomplished. what you can't see is how fragrant our tree was. fabulous experience all the way around.


Scrap Happy said...

That's awesome. Please, oh please, take me next year!

Emily said...

Very, very nice. We're already excited for our turn next year! Maybe sometime we can coordinate and talk our families into combining and all going one year. Marky, Molly, Emma, Cooper, Henry, Ivory, Brookie, Senny, Beckham, Banks, Tess, and Jacob! Now that would be some seriously wild times!

Ashlee said...

Looks like tons of fun!

Katelyn & Wade said...

"Now this is different than anything I have seen before."

Nancy said...

wow! what a great new tradition! and the tree looks fantabulous.

Annika said...

How fun! I agree with Emily, all the kids would be a Party!

2x2momma said...

Wowzers! Looks like too much fun and your tree is amazing! We had a winter wonderland for Christmas this year too up in Seattle! Sure does take your breath away, woohoo!

tenacious d said...

That's beautiful! What a fun tradition.

MOM 2 TMSB said...

The envy overfloweth!

Dave and Treona said...

Wow, that's alot of work for that tree! But I suppose it was all worth it for the memory you'll have and the beautiful smell!