Friday, November 30, 2012

Cards, Chickens, Christmas trees, and Chili

 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Love,
Adam, Haley, Brooks the blinker, and Ava


Yesterday we tried to hit two birds with one stone:
One, cutting down our Christmas tree. And two, snapping a few photos for our Christmas card.

They both only half-happened, but the two halves make one whole right? ;)

The Christmas tree farm was "sold out" and much smaller than we expected...but we figured we'd still give the picture a try! Welp, we're definitely going to try again this weekend. Of the 5 pictures that the sweet farm owner took, they were either blurry or someone was blinking, or both. Ha! She was so kind though...taking the time to show us her chickens (Brooks loved the white one with the awesome head of feathers) and even let us help feed their cow, Norman.

It quickly got dark, but we headed to Tri-City Nursery to see if we could find a good, pre-cut tree. And we found the one! We hauled it home and put it up, I still laugh thinking of Adam and I rotating the tree and stuffing magazines under two legs of the tree-stand to get it straight. ;) And I loved how happy Brooks was to have a "Big chwee!" in the house. I warmed up some white bean chicken chili leftovers from the night before and then we danced to Christmas music in the kitchen. It was a good night.

Tonight we'll be decorating our tree, I can barely wait to have that Christmas tree glow. For now, I'm in heaven with its woodsy smell. Happy weekend! 

16 comments:

Kris and Cath said...

This is fabulous! You will forever remember your blinking babe! i love it

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

Aw! I love the attempt of the christmas card, it's so adorable!
Beautiful photos!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

s + b said...

I really want to cut down our own tree one year. Not this year :) But some day. SUPER cute photo!

Jessica said...

That family picture is SO CUTE! Love it.

Adam and Hilary said...

LOOVE it! Cute hats too! Glad you found the one perfect tree.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas yourself!

p.s. do you have instagram?

jordan said...

Seriously so adorable, I love your little family!!

Gentri said...

So so cute!!!

Lisa Fly Rondo said...

YAY i LOVE this post and all the happiness int he photos, i cant WAIT for christmas!!!

madison kate said...

brooks the blinker? cutest ever. this is so so sweet, i must say i love the holidays more with the scent of a christmas tree inside. happy december x

emma said...

you seriously have the sweetest family. hooray for december and christmas trees! my mood immediately goes up when i turn the christmas lights on.

Nicole Marie said...

such a sweet family photo!! even with the blinking!!

Brooke said...

This is so so sweet! What a beautiful card, and a gorgeous family! You are super photogenic :)

Audrey said...

We got our Christmas tree this weekend as well and there really is nothing better this time of year than the glow of the tree in the living room. I am curled up right now:)

Summer Athena said...

such an adorable family and post and card. newest follower.

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Christmas pictures are hard to do! (unfortunately we learned that lesson this year...three year old Hudson is not very cooperative sometimes and Will blinks far to much...ha!)

But I LOVE that first photo...blink or not!! What a sweet place to take pictures! So nice of that lady!! Love that the cow was named Norman, that's also the name of Will's beloved black lab he had as a child! ;)

Sounds like you had a wonderful adventure...and you came home with a beautiful tree!!

Shay said...

I think your picture for the card turned out PERFECT- so cute and you look absolutely beautiful, my friend!

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