Wednesday, December 14, 2005

IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE


 

We got our tree on Saturday.  We drove up into the mountains, hiked through the snow for 2 hours, found lots of trees but none that we all could agree on, and finally ended up picking a tree just about 100 yards from where we parked.  Of course we could have found it and saved ourselves a lot of time if we had set off in the opposite direction that we started out in, but then we would have missed out on the sledding, and the sliding, the snow-showers, the 'Marco Polo', the snowball fights and all the other fun that goes along with hiking through the snowy forest in search of the perfect Christmas tree.

We had collard greens for supper last night.  Oh no, I didn't make them.  I don't know how to fix collards, but Dickidoo's friend does and he sent over a huge batch for us being as its no secret how much we love them.  I ate my fill last night.  So did the others... except for Becca.  Why?  Because her precious baby sister told her that the ham hocks were pig noses.  Needless to say Becca immediately lost her appetite, and Rocky was able to have seconds.

Got a call from my grandbaby's mother.   Little Zachary celebrated his first birthday with a cold, poor little thing.  I'm still holding out hopes that I'll get to see him soon. 

I also spoke with one of my sister's today.  She is now the proud mother of two baby yaks.  Well, only one is a baby.  The other is 3 years old but she lovingly refers to them as 'the girls'.  She is also goat-sitting 10 goats, and one cow, plus a dog or two.  She worries about the spring thaw when the snow melts and reveals the hidden treasures left behind by all the critters roaming her yard.  Better her than me.  And she has recently discovered the pleasures of 'snotscicles'.  Obviously she doesn'tread my journal often enough, otherwise she would have known about freezing boogerbergs.  

14 comments:

sdoscher458 said...

Oh it looks like you had fun! I love the grins on the kids faces. Have a Merry Merry Christmas.....Sandi

hestiahomeschool said...

Oh, yaks are so sweet...they are lovely animals...

deslily said...

Oh man what fun it sounds!!  The photo's are great too!!..  btw, it does look like a "perfect tree"!!  Cant complain about getting what you set out for!

Have fun decorating it!!!! (that's worth at least a few more pictures!)

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missheathyrmarie said...

Ooooooooooh!  Growing up, we used to drive 2 hours away to this really awesome farm, but I couldn't imagine all the fun you guys had!  Sledding, snow balls, the whole nine yards! I bet the tree is beautiful!
Hugs,
Heather

deslily said...

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!  I'm Caroling thru J-land!!

princesssaurora said...

I love the pictures and the tree!  Yay!  I am so sorry that your little grandson had a cold!  :(  I hope his Christmas is a healthy one!  I do pray you will see him soon too!

Be well,
Dawn

buggieboo1 said...


Happy Holidays! Sharon
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alphawoman1 said...

Fab pictures.

vortexgirl said...

I love the last two shots.  
Dianne

tc01hm said...

Great fun! You will show us the finished product?
Tess

cmarlow330 said...

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Thought I would drop a few lines......

Just wondering if your still reading my blog

I feel like I am just talking to myself in there
bc i dont get comments anymore.....

Its still in the same place as its been in
still on AOL......

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jsdirtwtch said...

Wonderful pics.  Sounds like a fun day in the snow.  
BTW, ham hocks are not pig noses. They are sliced from the leg of the pig.  I know because I used to wrap them when I worked in the meat department of the grocery store.
Pinky
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beckieramos said...

Great pics! Sounds like a wonderful family memory made! hope lil Zack is better. God bless, Beckie

wumzels2 said...

YOU HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.......AND THE TRIP FOR THE TREE SOUNDS SO SO..........WONDERFUL..........I HAVE NO FAMILY OTHER THAN MY DAUGHTER AND SHE WOULD NEVER DREAM OF TRUDGING THROUGH THE SNOW FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN A HOT GUY WITH A HOT CAR AND LOTS OF MONEY.

HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON AND A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.

REGINA