O Christmas Tree

What a fun weekend this past weekend was.  Darrin has been so busy at work and getting home later and later that the weekends are really the only time he has for quality family time.

Since it’s been in the upper 70’s here (be jealous my northern friends!) we decided to make a quick trip to the beach.  I have recently redone our bedroom and wanted to get some sand and shells for the Dollar Store vases I bought.

This was only Lucas’s second trip to the beach and he really loved the ocean – well looking at it at least.


Beach Buddies!

He had a blast looking at the different shells we were collecting as well.

It really is amazing watching life through the eyes of a 9 month old.  Even the simplest thing seems so awe-inspiring to them.  That is definitely a lesson we can all take from our little ones.



The day after our beach trip (and in a drastic season and weather change) we headed to a Christmas tree lot to find our tree for the year.  Lucas was equally amazed here.


I’m kind of crazy about finding the perfect tree!  We always had a real tree when I was growing up.  We’d even cut it down ourselves.  So finding just the right tree has been really important to me.

It took a while (and it was freezing so I really was trying to hurry), but we finally found the perfect tree.  We even took a second and got a cute family photo.

FamilyPhotoTreeLot120713Christmas is getting closer and I’m getting excited.  I cannot wait to get our tree decorated once the branches fall a little.  Holiday music, hot chocolate and decorating sounds like the perfect family evening.

Is your tree up?  Do you do a real tree or an artificial tree? How long does it take you to find your perfect tree?


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