Out into the field we went in search of a beautiful Christmas tree….
Summer insisted that the kids should drag the tree out….good thing it wasn’t too far.
It started to drizzle a bit at this point but it was tolerable. Tree went on the back, and we went down the hill.
Once we got the the barn, it started to pour. And the wind whipped. And howled. An old barn is probably not the best place to be when a good ol’ December tornado heads to town. (I am no weather woman. I’m sure it wasn’t a tornado. But those old barn boards clapping around sure convinced med!)
We drilled our hole in the tree and Eli was a good enough sport to brave the rain and get it in for us!
Two crazy kids running around a dripping wet tree!
The tree must wait a night, as always, to be adorned. Usually it’s because the limbs are help up tight by the frozen sap inside and they need a day to thaw and relax. This year our tree needed some drying time!
This year, the kids did most of the tree on their own. This year they can reach higher and chose just the right branches to pick. This year, we didn’t have a single “Oops!”
This year, I’m finding these ‘clumps’ of ornaments to be the most beautiful!