For the past few Christmas’ my family has gone out to the back of our property to find a christmas tree. We used to go to a christmas tree farm every year to buy a tree, but they were always too thick (and Dad was never satisfied with the price). One year Dad figured he could find a better tree on our own property and after a bit of searching he did. Albeit it was a little Charlie Brownish, to me it was a lot nicer than any tree you could buy… and we just pushed the sparse side into the corner. From then on we’ve made it a tradition to go out and look for a christmas tree together as a family.
Here are some photos I took while out looking for christmas trees the weekend before last. We ended up with 4 trees, one each for Ellen and Justin, for Mitchell and Stephanie, for our friend Jeanie Rooney and for home.
Ellen and Oz
Mom tagging trees so that we don’t forget where they are
Oz posing for a photo
One of the trees we chose
Taking the trees back to the truck
Oz waiting for a command
The final selection
The other day I went with my mom and sister to pick berries that we use to make christmas decorations. We drove down the long road to Point Prim. It’s a beautiful location. At the very end of the road there is a light house and a small restaurant, which is closed for the winter, and of course a beach. When we got there it was so foggy out that you could barely see the light house, so it made for some interesting photos
Point Prim Light House
Point Prim Beach
These may be a type of currant
Ellen and some rose hips she picked… incase you’re wondering, her gloves were too big for her hands
Mom with the christmas berries