Friday, December 30, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

When Jake and I had our first married Christmas together, we decided to get a real Christmas tree. We wanted to actually go out to a farm and cut one down ourselves, so we found a farm online that was about an hour away from our house and we drove out there only to find that their trees were shorter than I am (5' 4"). Not exactly what we had in mind.

So we then decided to go to this cute little tree stand, right down the street from our house. This isn't your typical "parking lot" tree stand. They grow their own trees at a farm and even have some trees shipped all the way from Oregon and other parts of the country. Its run by a very sweet family that also have a pumpkin patch in the fall and sell flowers in the spring and summer. Needless to say, we've gone back there every year and we always get a Noble Fir. Its such a beautiful tree with a lovely scent.

I thought it would be fun, since this was our fifth Christmas together, to make a collage of all of our Christmas trees. I wanted to see the difference in them each year. You can tell the first year, we really underestimated the size tree we needed for our living room. Since that first year, we've always gotten a little bit bigger of a tree. Last year I even had to buy another strand of lights to go around it.

So I thought I would share our Christmas tree collage with you. Just something fun to look back on. :-)