Tuesday, November 29, 2011

20 Feet of Christmas

Since moving to our home 6 years ago, we have made it a tradition to cut and display a two-story sized Christmas Tree.  We have learned a lot over the years and now have it down to a science.

On Friday we went to our usual tree farm.

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How to choose?

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The pole in Hubby’s hand is our measuring tool.  When he holds it up, we know it’s 17 feet.  Then we guess on the rest.

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Daughter #2 helping Hubby cut it down.

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She is proud of herself!  The first few years Hubby and I would drag the big tree all the way back to the car.  This year we waited for the tractor and the burly guys to do the hard labor.

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Then it goes on top of my van, and home we go…slowly.

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With the netting on (another thing we have learned), our neighbor (thank goodness!) and Hubby carry the bad boy in the house.

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And the decorating begins.

It is a wonderful tradition that we look forward to every year. 

And it smells like Christmas in our home!

Have a great day!

XO-

Shannon

7 comments:

DecorandtheDog said...

Holy huge tree! We have a 12 foot artificial and it's enough to drag that up from the basement!..but we don't have that wonderful tree smell!!

Anonymous said...

I can smell it all the way in Katonah! Beautiful!
xo-Ra

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Wow! Now that's a Christmas tree!

Shelley said...

Good night!!! Now THAT'S a Christmas Tree :D

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Its huge! LOVE IT :)

Rachael said...

Right now I am looking in my foyer, trying to decide if there is room for a huge christmas tree... I don't think there is :-(

I love yours though!

Heaven's Walk said...

WOW!!! That's one big tree! And that's such a perfect place for it, too! Can hardly wait to see it finished, Shannon! :)

xoxo laurie

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