Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy reading about my busy life with my husband of 30 years and our four sons and daughter-in-law. We are now empty nesters and my blog is helping me through the journey. I love the Lord and I love my family. I also love to decorate and go to thrift stores!
Last year we went up to the snow to cut a fresh Christmas tree right off of the mountain (click here to read about that and see the pretty pictures, but we actually ended up not finding one). We had so much fun and really wanted to do it again this year with our whole family, but we've been so very busy with our new home and the projects around here, that we decided to just get one in town, but hey....guess what? Because of this big snow storm we've had here in our county, we still were able to get our tree in the snow.....read on!
Last Saturday, my husband and I decided to go get our tree. I ended up driving my own car and following my husband because I was going into the city after we picked out our tree.
I was worried about driving in the snow. It was soooo cold too, if you enlarge the first picture, you will see that my car temperature shows it was just 15 degrees! It actually got much colder the next night...it got down to -2!
We went really slow and we did not have any problems.
It is all so beautiful!
Our downtown main street was so quiet and peaceful. I love how the church looks all snow covered!
The old fashioned street lights look so cute.
All we had to do was drive to this gas station to get our tree!
The local Boy Scouts were selling trees that they had just cut that morning. We picked out a real nice 7 foot Grand Fir. Here's my hubby taking it to the truck.
This picture cracks me up! It gives the illusion that our Christmas tree is that giant tree behind the truck!
This is our true tree! I love it when you see people driving around town carrying their trees back to their cozy homes to decorate and start the Christmas season!
Bada bing, bada boom.....that's it! We're done! It took all of five minutes and it only cost $20.00 AND we can say that we got our tree out in the snow!!! haha!
We brought the tree in and decided to put it in front of the bay window in our dining area. I am soooo thrilled to finally, after all of my years of marriage, be able to have a tree in front of our living room window! Actually, now that I think about it, my parents never put the tree in the front window either, this is my first Christmas ever to do this and I'm so happy about it!!!
I have mentioned this before, but it's kind of sad that I never made a tradition of having the family all together to trim the tree. I think because my husband was never interested in doing it, I just did it by myself on a quiet afternoon. When the boys were little we would have hot cocoa and they helped me, but as they grew up they started getting to busy and I ended up doing it alone. I don't mind it though and I still try to make it special with a cup of hot coffee in a cute Christmas mug and have Christmas music playing.
My only helper was McGyver, and all he did was bark orders and he didn't lift a finger! haha
It's all done and I'm quite happy with it!
The only thing I miss is that when I sit on my couch in the living room doing my morning devotionals I am not staring right at the tree, but I will get used to that.
It's fun to be able to see it from the kitchen.
I do my tree pretty much the same every year.
I love the old fashioned ornaments.
I have many antique ornaments like this cute little chenille elf.
I also have reproduction ornaments like this pretty pine cone.
We have many strands of vintage glass bead garland that are hanging on the tree.
I found several packages of REAL lead tinsel. It is so beautiful. It's also rare, so I try to save it every year and try to reuse it!
These three little vintage angels represent my two sisters and I. We have had a hard year together and having these three together is very meaningful to me this Christmas!
After hearing the folk tale of the pickle on the tree, I wanted one of these ornaments! The tradition is that the first person to find it will find good fortune the whole next year!
I was so happy to be able to get a picture of our tree in the window withe snow in the background outside!
It's makes me so happy to see our tree in the window!
What a delight it is to see it from the road when I come home from work!
I love our tree and am so excited to start this Christmas season! I would like to wish all of you a very merry Christmas season too!
Thank you God in heaven for giving us Jesus Christ as the best gift ever!
"Therefore theLord himself will give you a sign.Behold, thevirgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his nameImmanuel." Isaiah 7:14