Jon and I have been married 12 years. We've been cutting trees at Christmas for 13.
As newlyweds with a big sense of adventure and a small budget, we decided cutting down our Christmas tree in the mountains instead of going to the local lot was the way to go. At $5 a permit, it didn't take much to convince us. Every Christmas since then, we have cut down our own tree.
We always go the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Every year, that is a constant. We usually need a permit but as it turns out, they do it a little differently here in the East. We found a great little tree farm an hour from our house in Clemsonville MD. At only $15 a tree, any size, plus free punch and cookies and all the extra boughs we could cut, we were sold.
Our long-lost friends, Carl and Kristi, were about the same distance away in WV, so we decided to meet and hunt trees together. We met C&K years ago in UT when Et was just a baby. They might be the only people we know with four kids, who would actually load everyone in the truck and do something like this after having gone kamikaze-shopping on Black Friday. We love you guys!! The kids had a great time together.
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!
Anyone who knows me, knows I love snow, but seriously this was a perfect day. It was still so green and warm. We drove right up the hill to the trees and wandered around. No snowshoes, boots, gloves, bibs necessary. So easy! Later we went for pizza and root beer.
Esther and Abby were instant friends. They are so dang cute!
We'll post pictures of our beautiful tree later this week. I'm still tweaking it.