Dave’s family goes to a tree farm every year near their house and get what I think, is an enormous tree (this year they topped out at 12’). Last year we didn’t go because our realty company gave us a free tree and that was an offer we couldn’t refuse. I actually went on my first tree hunting trip in 2010, posted here. It’s a fun holiday tradition that makes living in MN a bit more special. As a former winter-hater, it’s something to look forward to.
Side note: I have had a long standing hate for winter and I try to embrace it every year. I think I’m starting to lose some of my loathing toward the dark season. You know what’s helped? A quality winter jacket and boots. Worth. Every. Penny. ￼
Anywho, back to the tree hunting… ￼ We wandered around until everyone had their favorite tree. ￼
This little guy kept us company. ￼
Isn’t his little snowy beard adorable?
Here’s the tree we picked: ￼
Then I thought it would be fun to have a little tree in our porch too. Dave thought it was tiny and very lightweight as you can see. ￼
Then he must have gotten bored while waiting for everyone else to cut down their tree because he turned a Fraser Fir into a slingshot. ￼
Happy holidays! (Decorated tree seen here)