Rob met one of his dad's friends, his name is Dennis and he owns a Christmas tree farm just a few miles from where we are staying. We went over there to look around and decide what we really wanted to do. The Christmas tree farm is awesome, I want one! The trees out here are Carolina pines or something like that (Rob told me this is what Dennis told him
|Time for a hay ride. I was too warmly dressed, it was HOT out there!|
|Dennis, the owner of the tree farm|
We went on a hay ride. CV was terrified to get in the trailer so I held her the whole time. Dennis took us around the tree farm in the tractor, twice. We then walked around with a saw to cut down a tree we wanted. Each time the tractor passed by CV would take off running, she wanted no part in another ride on the hay. We made sure it would be okay for us to cut down a little one since we didn't have room in our RV for the eight foot beauty that I really wanted. We found the perfect little four foot tree and now it's at home in the corner of our little space.
|this isn't one of the Carolinas, I don't know what it is but it's different than any Christmas tree I've seen|
|Checking out the tree. These aren't the Carolina ones but they get big and bushy. They're cool!|
So, we have a tree and now it's feeling a little bit more like Christmas here. But, the 70 degree temperatures are not helping to put my in the Christmas mood. Winter will be hard, I will miss watching the girls sled with their friends outside all winter long. I really did love the snow! Did I love shoveling it? NO! Did I love being trapped on our street for days, waiting for a plow? NO. Did I love losing power and freezing to death? NO. But I did love watching the girls play in it. I loved watching Lucy run through it and watching her become camouflaged into the snow. I loved seeing it outside my window and playing in it with the girls. Watching the snow falling in Green Bay right now while the Packers play the Lions isn't really helping in missing the snow!
|Decorating our mini tree|
|our little setup|
|the stockings (to be hung over the couch, SO VERY Christmas)|