Christmas Parade and Christmas Tree Farm

The day after Thanksgiving, our town has its annual light parade and Christmas tree lighting. We met up with my work buddy and his family for hot cocoa and to watch the parade.

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Piglet had so much fun watching it. I loved watching his little face light up with wonder.

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That Saturday, we went to the Christmas tree farm to pick out our tree. It was a chilly morning, and we had to bundle up. dsc_1080

Every year I think about getting a pre-lit, artificial tree. They look so easy to set up, and they are so low maintenance. But then I remember that we would miss out on this experience. There’s something so special about picking out just the right tree.

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We were able to warm up in the barn with cider and hot cocoa while they bundled up our tree. The farm dog cozied up to Match. I could see us getting a golden retriever someday, if we ever get a house in the country.

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After we got our tree, Piglet and I got to decorating. He was so excited to put the special ornaments on the tree.

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I’ll show you the fully decorated tree in my Christmas tour post. But I will say it’s my favorite tree yet! Do you have Christmas traditions you do with your family to start off the Christmas season?