This year, the Husband and I are trying to create new traditions. New city, new way of celebrating the holidays.
This was actually the Husband’s idea – he suggested we go to a tree farm to cut our own tree instead of just buying one from the store.
I found a place called Pentland Tree Farm in South Carolina. The website said dogs were allowed so Maggie and James tagged along.
Mom came too! She’s visiting for the weekend.
The tree cutting down process involved carefully studying the samples of the different types of trees on the farm. We could choose from:
- Carolina Sapphire Cypress
- Fraser Fir
- Leyland Cypress
- Red Cedar
- Virginia Pine
- White Pine
Then, you take this huge saw (which I did NOT want to hold for long because I was pretty sure I would saw off a finger or slice Maggie’s head open):
Then, we tramped through the fields of tree crop and selected our favorite.
I felt like a vegetarian hunter. 🙂
So much more fun than buying my tree at the grocery store! It was a 3 hour process, but it was such a nice way to spend the afternoon.
We came home and decorated, of course!
I love it!
I cannot resist typing… It’s starting to look a lot like CHRISTMAS. 🙂
Pre-tree hunt lunch of melted cheese on toast, leftover corn casserole, and apple (the other half went to the Husband out of niceness).
Thanksgiving leftovers really taste better than day-of!
And dinner was cooked by the Husband while the mom and I put on lights. He gets so creative in the kitchen sometimes!
In the bowl:
- Whole wheat pasta
- Garlic pasta sauce
- Faux meatballs
- Pecans and cashews
- Black Beans
- Grilled green pepper
Guess what we’re watching? Love Actually! My mom has never seen it… and that simply must be changed. And we’re making Dough Balls for dessert.
I hope you are having a nice beginning to the holiday season, however you celebrate it, too! 😉
Love Actually must be the girls’ movie of choice for the day after Thanksgiving. My friend and I watched that today while we baked!