Choosing just the right one . . .

6 Dec

Greg's Hero shot

We always get this same sort of tree from our favorite local tree farm, Crest Ranch.  I love trees that let the ornaments dangle and show themselves off.  I always make Greg do a hero shot like this.

After we hunted over hill and dale for our tree, we turned our attention to Greg’s mother’s tree.  We found it in pretty short order . . . in other words, she had picked it out and kept her eye on it while we were hunting.  🙂

Gage cut it down.  And, then, he got his own hero shot.

Gage's Hero shot

Pretty proud of himself.  He was still talking about it the next day.  He was impressed that he had lifted a tree above his head and pretty sure his friends wouldn’t believe him.  Greg helped him get it above his head but he held it there all on his own!  What a kid.

Ruth was there too, tired from a sleepover the night before.  She still managed to give me her patented “fake smile for the camera” smile.


I’m lucky to have such a great family. The Holiday season can be stressful and full of hectic hustle and bustle but at the heart of it is family moments like this one.

The final result:

Christmas Tree 2008

P.S. Don’t worry about the snow falling . . . that’s just a special treat for the season from the good folks at Hope you all enjoy it! Personally, I love it . . . no shoveling and we don’t have to cancel school!


5 Responses to “Choosing just the right one . . .”

  1. Lynne at Hasty Brook 6 December, 2008 at 4:08 pm #

    I can tell you all had a wonderful time. It shines in the faces of your beautiful family.

    Love your new blog face too!

  2. KGMom 6 December, 2008 at 4:36 pm #

    Oh LIza–what a great family. And a wonderful tradition. Nothing like Christmas to bring out the best!

  3. Laura 6 December, 2008 at 8:46 pm #

    That top pic is fabulous and I love the finished tree… beautiful!

  4. jayne 7 December, 2008 at 4:42 am #

    What a great day it looks like you all had, and I love your snowing blog!

  5. Mary 10 December, 2008 at 8:41 am #

    Your tree is so pretty! I only choose trees with plenty of room to hang ornaments inside the tree. It’s perfect!

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