This year, the Husband and I are trying to create new traditions. New city, new way of celebrating the holidays.
This was actually the Husbandâ€™s idea â€“ he suggested we go to a tree farm to cut our own tree instead of just buying one from the store.
Mom came too! Sheâ€™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 Maggieâ€™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 typingâ€¦ Itâ€™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 weâ€™re watching? Love Actually! My mom has never seen itâ€¦ and that simply must be changed. And weâ€™re making Dough Balls for dessert.
I hope you are having a nice beginning to the holiday season, however you celebrate it, too! 😉