Monday, December 19, 2011

A Visit to the Tree Farm

We took our annual trip to the tree farm to cut our tree.  Although there were some happy moments to be had by the family:
There was also a lot of teen attitude (Henry had a cold and Clara really wanted to stay home):
It was a far cry from last year, as described in this post and pictured here:
But I trust that, in time, they will remember it fondly. And I hope that someday they will bring their kids to the same tree farm and tell them about all the fun they had coming. Because that's how traditions start, I think.

17 comments:

Amy said...

Now, you really do have some great photos here ... I love the ones of DS watching her father cut the tree ... hmmmm, we can really tell what is on her mind! ;-)

Mommy2CVC said...

Someday they will thank us for it! Love you guys!

scrappyjacky said...

Amy's right about that photo....it definately tells a story!!!!
But I'm sure that they'll look back on this tradition with great pleasure in future years.

Karen said...

I agree; wonderful photos. Photos from tree cutting are some of my favorites from every Christmas. The last two years we've been on our own to get a tree and we bought a ready-cut tree. Tracy says we're back to the woods next year.

Sian said...

They will. I'm sure they will.

debs14 said...

These stressful years will pass and the happy memories will come back again I promise. In fact some of the traditions that were 'boring' 10 years ago are now essential things to look forward to in my daughter's eyes!
Must be great to go to actually choose your tree while it is still in the ground. Don't think we have anything like that around here. And I notice Gypsy is getting her lovely fluffiness back - such a cute dog!

Alison said...

I agree totally with Deb...when the teenagers grow out of being teenagers, they will be thankful for the memories and the traditions started!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

haha i can TOTALLY see Clara's "can we go yet" face!! We used to have a tradition of going with my cousins up to pollak pines to get our tree.. started it when i was two and we did it for almost 40 years ... have not gone the last few years and it makes me very sad ... i'm sure your kids will go with you as long as you go with them :)

Mariana

Fiona said...

They will, the teen years are hard, but I'm when they look back they will describe it as being great fun.

humel said...

It's like you said in your previous post - they don't always appreciate it at the time, but they WILL appreciate it and look back fondly xx

Cheryl said...

Teenagers! They will come around. Have a very Merry Christmas.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Love the photo of Clara watching her dad cut the tree

The Mann Fam said...

I love that you've captured the whole story. Yes, teenagers don't stay teenagers but for 10 years or less. They'll be adults before you know it and loving those traditions they grew up with.

Irene said...

They will have fond memories with pictures for many years to come. That swing looks like a lot of fun.

humel said...

PS Just popping back to let you know that I received my beautiful card today, many thanks :)

Alexis Kaye said...

so fun! i know some friends that did the cut down idea! I really want to do that sometime!!

Jimjams said...

Hmmm - it's a shame that a much loved pastime suddenly becomes a bore for teens (though sometimes it's just timing and hormones and not really true boredom at all) - they'll forget the blips the same as we forget the pain of childbirth!

Have a great holiday Rinda :o)