Christmas Tree Hunting

I’m pretty sure that this is the first time I have ever blogged on a Friday night, but somehow, we are just eight days until Christmas Eve and I am officially losing time to document all the fun we have been having!!!  Going to pick out a Christmas tree has been one of my favorite traditions since I was a little girl.  We always made a big night of it, went to get dinner afterwards, and then drew names to get each other ornaments to exchange the week before Christmas.  It’s so much fun to look back on those ornaments now, ones like the year I started driving, my first year in college, when I became a teacher, the year we got married, and (two) pink bumps! 🙂
We took our annual trip with my entire family the weekend of Thanksgiving before my brother went back to Colorado.  The girls LOVED it, running endlessly just tops the list of their favorite things to do, so I know this will be one tradition they treasure just as much as I do.  I love these pictures so much, they just capture the girls fun personalities and their close bond so well, they continue to hold hands most places they go lately and it’s just the sweetest thing ever.
Girls Jackets
The “elves” started visiting our house a couple days ago, my mom used to have them visit for the entire month of December but I settled on what I thought I could handle, the 12 days before Christmas. 😉  They get to open one present each morning, Avalon really doesn’t understand the concept yet so Waverly has been doing it for her (happily!).  Can’t wait to see their little faces on the real day just a little over a week away!
Wishing you all a warm, happy, magical weekend!


  1. December 18, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Ah! I LOVE their coats!

  2. December 19, 2016 / 4:19 am

    What a fun day for everyone!
    Oooh, I like that the elves come 12 days before Christmas. So smart. Our elf might need to bump back his arrival next year!

  3. December 19, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Well aren't you all a festive bunch! Tree hunting is one of my favorite traditions!

  4. December 20, 2016 / 2:26 am

    Their hats! They are my favorites! We've never had a real tree, but you make looking for one so much fun! What fun memories.

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