Sunday, December 6, 2009

~ Evergreen Bliss ~

O Tannenbaum
O Tannenbaum
Your branches green delight us!

Christmas Tree Farm Day
Sunny & Bright
with a nip in the air
1...2...3...4...5..of us
hop in the van
{our sweet Molly is away
but gave us permission to pick the
perfect tree without her}
with hopes of finding
Perfect Tree

searching every corner
of the
{and once we all agree}
Sweet Success
~we saw him down
{I always get a wee bit sad at this part...poor tree}
~stop at
the farm's
hot chocolate hut
~take in one more
deep breath of the
Mountain Air
carry our
evergreen treasure

Nothing beats
Christmas Tree Farm Day
the adventure of
finding the
Family Christmas Tree


Bralliz said...

Hi Koralee!
What a perfect crhistmas tree u find, they are soo beautiful and soo fun to decorate later... :)

xo alice

Demeter Szilard said...

Christmas in coming:X :D tbe beautiful snow and carols and the christmas tree:),my favorite time of the year.till we meet again: I wish you Merry Christmass:D hope you get your wanted presents:P

P.s.sorry for my bad English:P and greetings from Europe/Romania. Szilard

Julie Harward said...


Andrea said...

You found the perfect tree.
Blessings, andrea

Sue said...

This makes me miss my kids and the good old days of the real tree. Now, we have to have artificial since it sits here while we are gone for Christmas. It is easier, less messy and looks perfect...but, it just isn't the same as that sap sticky, fragrant live tree.


Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

Oh so lovely !! what a cute tree... and a perfect post to feel the holiday season spirit ...

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I'm sure that your Christmas tree will give you much pleasure,Koralee, as ours always does, even though we usually have some sort of adventure or another, choosing ours !! XXXX

Terra said...

Oh, what fun you had; an ideal Christmas tree hunt. I liked joining in via your words and photos.

Anonymous said...

I miss that a bit.we used to get a real tree when the girls were younger and at home.It was great fun.We would walk far and cut one down and come down off the mountain dragging the girls and the tree lol.

I put my 6 ft tree up in the dining room and my 4 ft tree up in my living room.The dining room tree is old fashioned with colored lights the living room one is mauve and silver balls with clear lights.

Have fun today!

red ticking said...

now that you have found the perfect tree... i so look forward to seeing it decorated... i just love this post... so fun... x pam


heavenly post ! thank you. Have a wonderful week

Carol said...

Oh the lovely smell of candle will have to do. Granddkids decorated my "Teddy Bear Tree", time for the main tree.
Love your pictures...great memories of days when we did that with our kids!

Shirleyanne said...

What a lovely choice of tree!
Great photo's.
A good start to the Christmas Season.

Kind Regards

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I can smell the wonderful scent all the way over here in Minneapolis!!!! Beautifully and simply presented, but with a lot of Christmas punch! Have a fun, fun week, Koralee! Anita

Julia said...

What gorgeous pics, you have seriously got me in the Christmas spirit today!

Julia xxx

June said...

Koralee, i think your day and the pictures of it are wonderful. I think theses days are some of my favorite memories. Picking out the perfect tree with all my little ones around was pure bliss. I miss that!

ELK said...

i enjoyed finding the tree with you, what a magical outing with your family!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Karalee! SO glad you found the perfect tree - the hot chocolate stop was a delicious ending! Have a wonderful week decorating your new tree!

Unknown said...

Very nice! Look forward to seeing the decorations :-)

Julie Marie said...

Hi Koralee... what a fun day! So happy you found a perfect tree, can't wait to see it all decorated! Bisous... Julie Marie

Debra Lynn Shelton said...

I don't celebrate Christmas, but if I did I think I'd be too sad to chop down a tree. I'd probably use the most realistic fake one I could find. (Yup, you guessed it. I'm also a vegetarian!) I hope your holidays are filled with love, laughter, joy, and hugs.

BTW: Have I told you how much I love this blog? No? I didn't think so. ;-)

Alexandra MacVean said...

Awww..looks like you had a super time! LOVE that. I have yet to have the opp to go christmas tree hunting. Maybe someday. Right now, I am adjusting to a brand new life, in a brand new locale, with a brand new job and no family or friends close. Ugh!

LOVED reading your post today. It put a smile on my face and filled my heart with warmth.

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee, Almost feel like I'm there! How lovely, happy Christmas tree bedecking!Sharon xxoo

Honorablyfallen said...

pretty! ~Sarahlynn

caroline joy said...

Oh what fun! Did some Christma shopping today and it was lightly snowing all day -- just perfect :)Love this time of year!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Wish I could still do this! I've been allergic for a long time. I can't wait to see yours "all spruced up!"

Maria Confer said...

I love going Christmas tree shopping in the country!!

Nothing like the smell of a fresh cut tree.

megan edelman photography said...

so fun! I promise myself when the girls are older, we'll go with a real tree! Can't wait to see it all decorated :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

What a fun day! Glad that you found the perfect tree and look forward to seeing it decorated.
I adore the smell of a pinetree. My Son last year bought me for Christmas... L'Occitane pine room fragrance.

Happy week

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Koralee~
Thanks for the walk in evergreen wonderland with your beautiful family today~ You are so right NOTHING beats this amazing experience!! Job well done!

Jen Beaudet said...

That sounds like so much fun! I haven't even decorated yet! Have a great week:)

Anonymous said...

i'm excited to see tree decorating pics!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Love the evergreens... and the big wave hello from your family~ how fun! What a beautiful family! It's so nice to see families together ♥
We've had an artificial tree for a few years... I found a beautiful one at a garden shop that had that 'woodsy' look to it. (end of season sale :)
I know what you mean about feeling sad for the tree...
I always made myself feel better thinking that it was grown specifically for Christmas! be adorned ... be the bearer of light in our homes...
...a symbol of the light of Jesus among us...
...the light of the world...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family~
~Maria said...

I am so glad you found him......what a great day!

Libbie said...

You even cut the tree yourselves! What fun memories for your kids! I always think that would be fun to do & then we always jsut pickl one up on the way home from somewhere & think...maybe next year. Well now I am feeling inspired & thinking "we have our big one but we stll need the little one for our family room." Oh rats the moment just passed & now I am remebering how cold it is outside :) I suppose I could alwasy send hubby & the kids :) Except I am pretty sure while hubby is cutting the tree my 2 year old would bet lost in the trees....back to maybe next year...but I am a little good jealous of you guys!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Koralee! Thank you for visiting my post and you too, leaving such nice and uplifting words. May you have a fabulous week and enjoy that lovely new Christmas tree!!! Bisous, Anita

Duchess of Tea said...

What a lovely adventure my darling and what a gorgeous tree. I wish all the best for you and your family. You are a good friend and one that I truly treasure.

Love & Hugs

Kellie Collis said...

THe smell of those pine trees reminds me of when i was little! Thank you for visiting me when I was away too!!! xx

Laura Trevey said...

Yay.... I love Christmas trees!!
We got ours yesterday, and our house just filled up with Christmas spirit :)

xoxo Laura

Little Monarch said...

the smell of christmas trees is so beautiful and fresh! Oh christmas tree was the first christmas carol I learnt to play on the piano...

Tammy @ said...

What a great family memory! We are a faux tree family (Florida trees don't last long enough and I want to decorate in November..) I love the idea of going to the farm to pick out the family tree. Thanks for sharing your tradition with us.

Best wishes,

Faded Plains said...

We too found our perfect tree...funny how a little tree can bring so much happiness into a home.

Kissed by an Angel said...

I love Christmas and I especially love Christmas trees when they are decorated!! All sparkle and twinkle!!! As you obviously love Christmas come on over to my blog and join in my give away!! I wouldn't like you to miss out!! It's just the right season too!!


LenoreNeverM♡re said...

It's the best feeling to find the perfect tree...time to deck the halls!

cabin + cub said...

I love the smell of fresh cut trees! I thin we will have to go and get ours sometime this week! :)

Jen said...

Huzzah for Christmas Tree Day! I love it :) So glad you were able to find your perfect tree. Thank you so much for following. I do so appreciate it :)

Happy Monday,

Unknown said...

Wow Koralee such lovely pics!!! It all sounds like so much fun and so festive...I often regret the fake tree we have and wish we could get a real tree every year instead...

Bet you're counting down the days until Christmas break :)

:) T

Magdalena said...

Koralee, I'm so glad you found the perfect lovely tree. What a wonderful family day you had and such happy memories.
I can't wait to see your pictures of the tree when you decorate it, I know it will be magical.

Susan said...

Hi Koralee~
I'll do my best to send some snow your way!
I am looking forward to Christmas break along with you, as I am also a teacher.
Of course, I would be honored if you take my little bird and make a link to my blog!
I'm looking forward to seeing a pic of your lovely jeweled tree!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Yeah...Christmas Tree Success!

Merry Christmas, Carrie

Rose said...

oh gosh, im so jelous of your tree! We dont go and get our tree until a couple of weeks beforehand or else it is dead by christmas day. So probably next weekend we will head to the christmas tree farm :)


Monica said...

I enjoy reading your blog so much. What a great post! Enjoy your tree.

Teresa said...

I can't believe this!
I posted almost this exact post today!
I knew I adored everything about this blog!
Don't you just adore cutting down your tree and bringing it home?!
I felt almost sad to cut it down.

Teresa said...

Would adore one of your buttons so I can find you...but I am new to blogging and don't have a button to share yet!