Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Going for the Experience

We have had a fake Christmas tree for many years now.  I think our first few Christmases we had a real tree, but after Jake came along with his terrible allergies, we switched to a fake one. Coming from a house where we always had a real one, I was very reluctant, BUT we didn't want to do anything to further aggravate them.  When we made the plunge, we got a beautiful, pre-lit, blue-green frasier fir.  I was completely sold on fake trees. 

The last few of years, we have had war with our beautiful pre-lit tree.  The lights kept going out randomly throughout the tree, and for 2 years, we have had to string on more lights, on top of the ones already on the tree, because none of them worked anymore.  It was a gigantic pain in the rear.

So, at the end of the season last year, we tossed ours with the intention of buying a new one this year.

When the time came, we thought it might be fun to have the whole "Christmas tree farm in the mountains" experience this year, and wait until next year to buy a new one.

Our friends, the Laneys, always have a real one, but had never done the tree farm thing either. 

2011 is now the year of the real tree, straight from the farm :)


At the bottom of the hill, there was actually so much frost on the ground that it looked like it had snowed!  But...when you got to the top, it was hot!  Not exactly Christmasey weather.





"That yonder's a 8 footer!! "
This worker had such a thick "mountain" accent that Michael was the only one who could understand him!! HA! 


 Gotta watch these two....


 This picture strangely reminds me of....

this picture!! HA! :)

 Everybody watching closely...

And because we are corny like that....




4 comments:

Summer said...

I'm so glad we went for this-my no sleep and all!! Thanks for taking pictures!!

Leigh said...

How fun! Our fake, pre-lit tree has officially caused us enough grief to toss it this year and we, too, are going the "live" route again. We'll see how it turns out!

Stacy said...

Looks like y'all had fun! For some reason I thought the Laneys always went to a tree farm.

Ashley said...

Did you get your tree from White Christmas in Linville Falls? The kid with the rat tail /mohawk haircut looks familiar...that is where we always go for our tree. Real nice mountain folk. :)