Sunday, December 2, 2007

O Christmas Tree

Last year we began the tradition of cutting our own Christmas Tree. I have fond memories of doing this when I was a child. Nick humors me and helps continue the tradition for our family.

We went to Newby's Farm to pick out our tree. It was coooo-ld outside this weekend. What do you expect? It's December in Wisconsin right?

We went first thing Saturday morning to try and beat the impending snow storm. Bennet just ran and ran, tripped over a stump or two and then ran some more.
Since it was my idea, I cut the tree. I'll admit it, it was a little workout chopping that sucker down. Nick did the manly thing and helped haul it out of the woods. That's Scout in her car seat all bundled up. Our blog topper shows her cute winter sweater coverall.

Just as we were riding the hay wagon back to the shed it started to snow. Once it started it didn't stop until the wee hours of Sunday.

A couple of hours later this was the scene. We got 8-10" inches on Saturday afternoon/night. Bennet LOVES the snow. I couldn't get her snow pants on fast enough. When we shoveled and snow blowed on Sunday she kept running through the spray like a sprinkler. Crazy kid.


Amy said...

You go, you choppin' fool!

Love the pics of the girls all bundled up. Would you believe that Matt actually did work in the yard yesterday in shorts and a t-shirt?!

Brenda said...

I love your blog topper! Bennet's coat is just so adorable.

What a wonderful tradition you have. I can't wait to see that tree all decorated.

Melissa S said...

Look at those rosy cheeks! Man it was cold hugh??? We got some snow today...nothing sticking yet....

Chere Nordstrand said...

Look at you cuttin' down that tree...reminds me of the Griswolds in Christmas Vacation! LOL Looks like you had a fun time :)

Stephanie said...

Kari - I love your topper as well. You girls are just so adorable. Looks like Bennet had lots of fun in the snow. Ashley keeps telling us it has to snow here before Christmas... I think she might be a tad disappointed. Cutting down your own Christmas tree sounds and looks like lots of fun.

JC/DC said... cute is she???? Well, I would be out there with her! As long as I did not have to shovel.

Camilla said...

Bennet is so cute all in her snow clothes! The mental image of her running through the snow blower spray has me laughing! lol.

I love the idea of cutting down our own tree.. but never heard of a place that does that in utah. Cant wait to see pics of it all decorated! I just know your tree is going to be beautiful and all crafty!

Molly said...

I love the tree...unfortunately we've had nothing but bad, bad luck with real trees! I begged for one this year and got the standard "yah, maybe next year" comment. :P Bennet looks like she had a blast! Love seeing her playing in the guys really got dumped on quickly!! Alex got accidentally nailed by the snowblower, but she didn't find it too amusing!!