Monday, December 6, 2010

A Christmas Outing

It was a beautiful afternoon and since the rain is predicted to come back we decided to go get our Christmas tree before the mud gets too deep!!

The sun kissed the gorgeous jagged peaks of our Cascade Mountains.  The air was chilly but with cookies and chocolate milk packed in the car with us we were ready to tramp all over the Christmas tree farm and find the perfect one!!
After hiking all around we finally all agreed this little tree was the one.  Everyone helped with the sawing and soon it was down!
Now for the long trek back to our car
A very pretty farm right next door - there were darling black faced sheep dotting the field - so nice - I want to live there!!!
As we drove through the farmland we came upon several flocks of swans in the empty fields.  They winter here and spend their summers in the far North.  They were very noisy - trumpeting at us as we stopped to take their pictures.  They are big birds and very magnificent when they fly!
Oh, it was a lovely day - hiking around in the crisp, cold air and then warming back up while we drove all over the countryside - snacking on cookies and singing Christmas songs!!  As blessed day with the family making memories!!!

Hope your weekend was wonderful too!!

Blessings,
Christine

6 comments:

Simply Stork said...

ahhh making memories...now that is some 'good intentions' :) thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. it's hard to get back into the swing of things...but for you friend...i will continue:o)

~simply~

Cinnamon said...

Oh how I miss being able to do this with the kids. Such fun!!

~Cinnamon

Valerie said...

What a fun outing! I miss going out and picking the "perfect" tree at the tree farm. We now have an artificial tree, our house is just too small and the wood stove worries us with a tree. We love to have our tree up for as long as we can...usually a month at least! :) Oh how I miss that outing though. Yours sounds like it was a lot of fun, full of memories and beautiful country side to make it perfect!

Amy said...

Fun picking out your tree! We can't have a real tree due to allergies in our home but we always had them when I was a child.

Those are beautiful birds!! Thanks for sharing.

Fruitful Harvest said...

Looks like a fun time.
It does make awesome memories!
I can remember getting the tree as a kid!
I'm still making a spot in the living room for our tree.
We might get ours this weekend.
I have not even gotten the decorations out!

What a great picture of the Mountain.
We are so blessed to have such a beautiful mountain in out state.

I always have to point it out to my kids!

Peace and Blessings,
Georgiann

mommyx12 said...

Oh the fun of cutting the Christmas tree. I love the beautiful photos you have taken.