Saturday, December 2, 2006

The Christmas Tree Hunt

Today our mission was to locate the perfect Christmas tree. And in my family, that doesn't mean a Parking Lot Tree, although for some people I realize that arrangement works well for them. Not us! Unless you're covered in mud, and/or have hiked for several acres, over hill & dale, you've not had the True Christmas Tree Hunt experience--Think Clark Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation when they hike through the backwoods---classic!

The journey began at our front doorstep....Daddy & Kyra wait for Mommy to grab her warm coat, gloves, etc.

We loaded up the car, and met my parents, who were also on a Tree Hunt, for breakfast at Elmer's. After filling our tummies & stocking up on hot coffee, we all drove out to the Reichen Christmas Tree Farm, where the weather was absolutely glorious, and NOT RAINING!! Wow, I just realized, what are the odds of Pumpkin & Christmas Tree Hunting, both not with umbrellas?!?! Kyra won't know what to think when we have a typical Oregon Fall/Winter....

Princess Kyra then climbed aboard her chariot, and the search was on...

We found our tree, in what must have been a New Family Speed record, and while Kyra & Mommy stood by and offered plenty of moral support,

the mighty hunters felled the tree. After also helping my parents find & cut down their tree, we loaded both trees onto the truck, and headed for home, with Kyra checking out during that short drive. Sweet dreams, little girl!

Now all that's left is to decorate the tree & then put all the loot, as David calls it, under it. I'll be sure to post those pictures, as soon as we've finished. Although, I think we'll leave all the decorating for tomorrow. I think tonight we'll just relax with a cup of hot cocoa & watch a movie, or something. Blessings to all! K~