December 05, 2008

Photostory Friday- The search

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

A new tradition. Some time together as a family. Some time to enjoy the outdoors. A great picture taking opportunity.

This was our plan as we took the kids to the Christmas tree farm to cut down our first real tree ever. Hubby and I grew up with fake trees and wanted to try something new. Everyone we know gets the real thing and would never, not ever stoop down to the low-class fake kind. We were determined to see if all the hype was really true or if sticking with the fake (easy, less messy) kind was what we should continue.

So off we went.

"It's going to be so much fun kids. We get to go on a wagon that takes us out so we can find the perfect tree. They give us a saw and we get to cut it down all by ourselves."

"But there are trees right at the front door already cut down and wrapped up."

"That's no fun. It is more fun to go out in the cold, march through 2 feet of snow for an hour trying to find OUR tree and then spend however long it takes to cut it down."

The nice man took us out to the LARGE area with thousands of trees and then left us.

There were soooooooooooooooo many trees.... we thought we would be in and out of there in no time.

We walked...through two feet of snow.

With a baby in a sleigh.

We walked some more. Seeing alot of trees, but none that matched our description of "The Perfect Tree".

Rowdy whined. "I am tired." "The snow is too deep."

Rowdy cried...and cried....and cried. And then he sat.

Messy constantly told us that he was having the worst time of his life and that he never wanted to come back to "this stupid place". Being the fabulous mother that I am, I took pictures. After all, this WAS a new family tradition we were starting and a wonderful picture-taking opportunity. *click click*

Don't they look thrilled??

After an hour....yes an hour.....of searching....listening to whining and crying......hearing the words "stupid" and "hate" approximately 2007 times...tipping the baby sleigh over in the deep snow about 8 times and STILL not finding our PERFECT tree, we had a brilliant idea.

There were trees at the entrance. Already cut and wrapped. For the same price as cutting down your own. Guess what we did??

That sure was fun. Our new family tradition has begun.


Crazy Mama said...

Oh the giggles I just erupted into. We go out and cut our own tree down at a tree farm. Thankfully our tree farm is rather small. I really enjoyed reading that. Thank you.

Cecily R said...

Oh no! At least it will be something you can laugh about when your kids are a little older, right? Wooo for traditions!!! got cute pictures!

Chris said...

Well, I'm sure it was a great hike. You are very brave.
This reminds me of the scene in Christmas Vacation, when they cut down their tree.
"I'm numb from the waist down!"
"She'll see it later Clark, Her eyeballs are frozen"

If you haven't seen the movie, that's not going to make much sense.