One of our favorite December traditions is a visit to the tree farm at Rancho Siempre Verde. It's also become an interesting barometer of how the family is getting along. Some years the kids have been chippy; other years they've been joyful. This year was a good year.
Although we used an artificial tree this year, we decided to make the trip anyway. Paul made a great wreath:
We swung on the big tree swings.
The kids loved hanging out with the dogs
And on the way home, we stopped by Duarte's for some of their fantastic artichoke soup (recipe here).
1. A "wild heart" - a naturally occurring heart (like the rock above, but it doesn't have to be a rock) 2. A footprint or pawprint 3. A skeleton, bone or x-ray 4. A book or magazine read during 2016 5. A porch or deck 6. A camper (caravan) 7. A family gathering 8. A drawing, art project, artistic photograph, scrapbook page, greeting card, or art journal page created by you. 9. Someone playing with, in, or around water. 10. A bicycle 11. Fresh produce 12. A window 13. The moon 14. A buffet of food 15. A team logo 16. A map showing a trip taken during the time period 17. Twins 18. A supermarket cart, basket or trolley full of groceries 19. A seasonal cocktail or beverage 20. Someone laughing 21. A photograph of you with a newspaper or calendar page from the time period covered in the Hunt. Note: you may not use a substitute for this item. Alternatives - if you're having trouble finding any of the above, you may substitute from this list (but you may not substitute for item #21): alternative 1: a lighthouse alternative 2: a baby (human or animal)