Monday, December 7, 2009

OH...Christmas Tree!


What a great weekend! Apart from a somewhat eventful trip to Indianapolis, we had a wonderful time. We went to the Artsgarden to see Emily and Mom sing and then to the Old Spaghetti Factory for lunch. Then yesterday we got our tree! I cannot tell you how sweet it was to do this with our little boy.
We found a place just a couple miles outside of Upland - a landscaping business/bed & breakfast/Christmas tree farm -where you can go pick and cut your own tree! And the prices are very comparable to the one's you'd find in a lot. I'm super excited, because most trees that you buy in a lot were cut around 3 weeks before they got there, so I figure this tree might stay green and not get dry until well after New Years!

Anyway, my manly lumberjack husband cut down the massive fir...



...and carried it back to the car...



...while Elliot and I hiked the "trails" of the tree farm...



We came home and Elliot really wanted to help with the tree...



...we said no! How about mommy and you just put on some Christmas tunes and eat Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes (I think I like these things far too much).



He loved all the decorations...




...And lights.




One very special part of the night was when Elliot and Ev put together the Nutcrackers.



And we stood back to enjoy!



We'll be posting new pictures with our Christmasy decor soon. Until then, Merry Christmas from the Gilmores and their little man.

2 comments:

Heather & Nathan said...

Sounds like a really great weekend!

Jordan and Karen said...

So i was commenting on my cousins' blog (erica and aron kirk)and i noticed the name Megan Gilmore so i clicked on it and guess what? its you, so i figured i would leave you a comment...

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