Tree Day 2016

No matter how busy life gets, our family will always make time for our annual Christmas tree excursion.  This December’s weekend commitments included soccer games, horse chores, birthday parties, book club, gobs of homework, a band concert, and a debate tournament.  No matter.  We blocked out one lone Sunday on the calendar and headed to the woods. Good choice. Sunrise isn’t until 10 AM this time … Continue reading Tree Day 2016

Ready or Not, Christmas is Tomorrow!

We returned from Maui three weeks ago (eventually I will get around to posting some pictures from that amazing vacation!!) and since then it’s been all about Christmas. First on the to-do list was the family tree.  This annual excursion is usually more National Lampoons than Norman Rockwell, but this year I must admit it was pretty darn easy.  The snow was only ankle deep … Continue reading Ready or Not, Christmas is Tomorrow!

Tree Day 2012

Every year our family embarks upon an old-fashioned quest for the perfect Christmas tree.  We gear up and trudge through the woods, often hiking for miles in deep snow before we find a healthy spruce tree to adorn our living room throughout the holiday season. Anyone who has seen Southcentral Alaska’s forests understands that this tradition makes for great memories, but hideous trees. Actually, the … Continue reading Tree Day 2012