Sunday, December 9, 2012

O' Christmas Tree

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 "Our lives would be so boring," Gabe said, "if our parents weren't so immature.

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Cutting the Christmas tree is just an excuse-- really, it's all about the snowball fight.
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How 'bout this one?

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tipping dead aspens provided another distraction

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the first cut-- this one took a LOT of sawing

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After our third time through the puddles, we decided to take photos.

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Yep, that's how we decorate the top.

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Xander the engineer sets up my mom's beloved Christmas village. You should see all the outlets snaking behind the table.

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We always hang the steering wheel from Ben's beloved red firetruck on the tree.

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7 comments:

Tracy said...

Beautiful, my friend. We cut ours down today. We waited for a snowstorm and got so lucky. xo

Mormon Women: Who We Are said...

Love.

The Christmas tree is always awesome, but this quote takes the cake on this post, I think:

"Our lives would be so boring if our parents weren't so immature."

I think that is what I love most about you guys. You know how to have fun. You also know what matters and care deeply about that, but your family knows how to have fun and I love it.

Love you!

Claudia said...

Oh Christmas tree is right! Need to come and see this in person. How does tomorrow sound?

Lizzy said...

I think my favorite pictures are the SUV going through the puddles! Also, I really enjoyed your post on opinions. Thank you for sharing.

Cath said...

My girls have already been asking when they get to see Miss Michelle's tree. We're due for a visit. And maybe this post will convince Doug it's worth getting a permit and doing it ourself! ;) That last photo is magazine worthy - okay all your photos are - but especially that last one. xoxo

Lisa said...

As always, your photos are fabulous...but it's the joy that oozes from each and every photograph that makes them completely priceless. What a wonderful tradition.

Kerri said...

I adore adore adore your tree posts every year. And I agree with Cath, that last picture is fantastic.