Walking in a Winter Wonderland

I’m sorry, I was looking for my apartment, but I seem to have stumbled upon some sort of magical winter wonderland instead. Why, perhaps this elf can help me. –Veronica Mars

The day after our Thanksgiving, so this past Sunday for us, Match and I grabbed Monkey and headed off to the Christmas tree farm. With our housewarming party this Saturday, I was anxious to get our halls decked in a hurry. Can you blame me? It’s our first Christmas in the new house!

Last year we just went to a local tree lot, because that’s all that was nearby. But this year we found a Christmas tree farm just 20 minutes out of town. It was so cute! They had Santa sleigh rides for kids, and free hot cocoa and cider. You could walk the farm and cut down your own tree, or choose from pre-cut trees. I snapped this picture while we were walking down Kris Kringle lane. How sweet is that father and son? I could just picture that being Match and our future little one.

We wanted to cut our own, but I have a love for pine trees, and they only had pre-cuts left. We found the perfect tree. It’s 8 feet and glorious. It’s by far the biggest Christmas tree I’ve ever had.

There was a photo opt spot and of course I made Match take pictures with me.

Here’s what the tree looked like all set up in the stand. It was sort of daunting to decorate. I had to use my step ladder for most of it!

After decorating the tree, with the help of my elf:

Match put up lights for me. It was a total suburbia moment, with two sets of neighbors across from us putting up their lights at the same time.

After a fun filled day of getting into the Christmas spirit, we finished the night off by watching holiday lights specials while drinking hot cocoa and eating ice cream. It was the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season.


    Meghan Furst

    I think I’ll bookmark this post & visit it whenever I’m Sad. It’s so heartwarming & cheery & Christmasy.


    I’ve never had a real tree. Just knowing that I have to get out in the cold to look for one…freezes me already(ha!). But if I’m going to end up finding one like the one you did, I will do it in a heartbeat!


    Merry Christmas to the both of you. The tree, lights and the company, enjoy the season!

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