I've always wanted to go and cut down a Christmas tree, and yesterday, my childhood dream was fulfilled. Instead of picking one out at a lot, we went to a tree farm just outside the city (though our original plan was to go get one in the mountains ... we'll just have to do it next year!).
As most Alberta winter days, it was nippy - a chilling -6 C - with that snap of a wind biting at your cheeks. The sun was out, the skies were blue ... we had some serious tree shopping to do! We dressed Judah up with as many layers that would fit him(!) and he was STILL cold after our brief tree search (a whole 10 minutes because even I was freezing). Next year ... a sled, hot chocolate, and blankets will be in tote!
Now, with the smell of white spruce in my living room *glee*, I have some decorating to do!
pic pix: the Christmas tree hunt, 09.Dec.2012, Elbow Valley, AB