December 7, 2007

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Last weekend we went out to Johnson's Farm to get a Christmas tree and it was such a fun experience, I can tell why families make it a tradition. It started raining pretty hard when we got there, so we got out of the car and took shelter under the place where they netted the trees and then we went over to the little gift shop. This family farm is owned and operated by a gal who is in my Bible Study, along with her husband, Farmer Rob, and their sons. It's such a pretty place and there's a lot of history there.
Once the downpour ended, the sun broke out and it turned into a gorgeous day to be up there. We went out in the field to pick our tree and finally stumbled upon "Snowman". They name each of their trees and we decided that Snowman was a good fit for our family. :-)
After getting some hot cider and cookies, we took a tractor-led hayride around the farm and saw the horses and then up to the top of a hill where we each got to roll either a pumpkin or a circular cut of a tree down a really long steep hill to try to get it to roll thru an old tire. It was really fun, and the pumpkins really picked up some good speed going down. Out of all of us that did it (about 15 or so) Carson's came the closest, but none of us made it through. It was just such a fun and memorable experience, I think we might have to make it a tradition for our family, too.






4 comments:

Angie said...

Where do you find these places?! You go to the quaintest little places, Michelle. Those pictures are so cute - I looove that family picture! That first picture of the barn looks like a professional Christmas card or postcard. Beautiful!

I'll bet the kids loved it. We're on year three of our pre-lit tree, and although it's convenient, I reaaalllly miss getting a real tree. We always used to get it at McGuckin's - no adventure compared to cutting it down ourselves - but even then it was so fun. And the smell! Nothing like a real tree. Maybe mine will blow a fuse. ;) Yeah, Gary will love that after I begged for this one.

You with us said...

Yea, Michelle! What fun! I think that last photo of the family could be the perfect Christmas photo:). XOXOX

Rachel Anne said...

Absolutely great pictures and what a great memory! We used to drive out to east Texas every year to cut a tree and it was always a fun adventure. But then several years of drought ended the tree farm and now we've ended up at Home Depot....not nearly as fun. But it's a little quicker....

Bridget said...

I love the barn and all the trees. It looks like you guys live in such a pretty area. Reminds me so much of Oregon when we were there. I would love to see your tree and how it looks, what did Jason say, it's de-segragated? Too funny! Love keeping up with you this way.