Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas to everyone.

From our family to yours.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Healthy, Prosperous and Happy New Year.

We went on our traditional Christmas tree hunt about mid december. In years gone by we typically braved -30 temps and struggled through knee high snow. This year the fabulous weather we had in September , Oct and Nov, continued into December. The temps were about zero ( 32 farenheit) we pulled the truck up within 30 feet of our quarry. We didn't hardly get the toes of our boots covered with snow.
however seeing as it was going to be an easy task Debra upped the anti. She picked out a tree about 50 feet tall and 20 feet across. I talked her into a little bit smaller version.
photos are below.

I'm not sure what the drivers behind us on the highway thought.
I don't even know if there were any back there.

We always stop to roast a few marshmallows and hotdogs.
good to practice the wilderness survival skills.
No firestarter allowed. Well maybe some newspaper.

We cut a hole in the ceiling so we had a tree in both the upstairs and
downstairs living rooms. ( just kidding)
with the warm weather the branches folded nicely so I could force it thru the door
and down the hall.
this would never have worked on our typical -30 winters.
the frozen branches would have snapped off.

Deb and the kids did an excellent job decorating it.
Mom and dad were up until 3 am wrapping christmas presents.
got to sleep just before santa arrived.
Hayden was up at 6 am .
He was sure to wake mom up every 10 minutes just in case she forgot it was christmas morning.
Both Seanna and Hayden are at the age that they really enjoy christmas.
All in all it was a fabulous christmas.
We are all looking forward to a great 2010.
I hope all of you have a great holiday season and hope to see you at camp this summer.

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