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Friday, December 6, 2013

The Menne Family Tree

It was time.

We bundled up in warm coats, hats, and scarves, and loaded up in the van to get the Menne Christmas tree.

As we pulled up to the Christmas tree farm, (or hatchery,  whichever you prefer), mom and I saw the tree. I swear angels sang when we saw it. 
After a while of looking at other trees, we still thought that first one was just perfect, so we turned back around to show dad.

Isn't it just beautiful? :) :)

Folks, choosing a tree is no small task. And when you have eleven people trying to pick one, it's a bit of a challenge. Unfortunately dad wasn't super keen on this one, so the hunt continued... 

This one was Audrey's pick. :)

I'm pretty sure we looked at every. single. tree. And there were a lot of trees.
Our plan was to get a tree with stronger branches like a noble, or Turkish Fir, since we have some heavy ornaments
But then mom pulled a little piece of a branch off of a, as we call it, smelly tree (Yeah, I know. Real classy). And as the smell of pine tree filled our noses, and angel voices filled our ears, we knew this was the kind of tree we wanted. Who cares if the pine needles fall more, or the branches aren't as strong. It smelled like Christmas.
After that it didn't take long until we found our tree (Which I'm smelling as I type).     :)

It looks kind of small here, but it's not.

Noah is such a big helper these days. :)

And what's a tree hunt without hot chocolate and candy canes? Maybe I'll post a picture of our decorated tree, but don't get your hopes up. :)
I know I haven't posted in quite a while, so I'll have to do some catching up. Life has been quite busy over here that's for sure!! It snowed last night and today, so hopefully I'll be sharing those pictures with y'all pretty soon. 
Have a great day!!!