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2011 Christmas Tree Hunt

Greg and I have started a little Christmas tradition last year – we go to the Christmas Tree Farm the day after Thanksgiving to pick out our tree! We both love having real trees in the house. They smell so pretty and this year we’re planning on recycling ours so that we are “green”!

The Christmas Tree Farm is about 30 minutes from where we live, so it’s a pretty short drive for a whole lot of fun. You can take a little hay ride out to where the trees are growing and cut your own tree down yourself! Those trees are local pine trees. If you do not care to do that, you can also look through their lovely selection of pre-cut fir trees. Last year, we cut down our own pine tree. This year, since it would have been a bit uncomfortable for me to cut down a tree being this pregnant, we opted for a fir tree. Here’s some photos from our adventure…

This is the farm! Such a fun place
The hayride on their way back
And what’s a Christmas tree farm without some mini horses?! Totally thought of Tara when I saw these precious little guys!
Greg inspecting the trees
That’s the one! He looks so enthusiastic (he just hates when I take pictures of him)
Us in front of the actual farm where the pines grow. It amazes me we’re wearing short-sleeved shirts (and I was wearing flip flops). Last year we were in coats and gloves! That’s Texas weather for ya…
The tree made it home nicely and Dexter, of course, has to inspect it.
All decorated! And the Christmas gifts are already underneath (we finished our shopping really early this year)!
And here’s our mantle, just for giggles!

I love this tradition we’ve started as a family and I can’t wait to go back next year with little Baby O!

Do you have any Christmas Tree traditions?

30 Comments

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    Cait
    November 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

    so exciting meg 🙂 i love all the things you’re doing starting with your traditions! how fun to continue them next year with baby o! xo

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    Trish
    November 28, 2011 at 8:46 am

    We usually just put up our fake tree because we have FIVE cats that like to destroy real trees but I want a real one so bad! Maybe I can temporarily get rid of the cats…

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    tara
    November 28, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Hope you got me a mini horse for christmas!!! 🙂

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    ashleigh
    November 28, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Such a cute tradition! You are do cute too can’t wait to meet baby o

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    Heather
    November 28, 2011 at 9:48 am

    How much fun! Real trees make my allergies go haywire, so we stick to the fakes…but that is such a fun tradition!

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    CupcakesOMG!
    November 28, 2011 at 9:56 am

    y’all definitely picked a good tree!! this sounds like such fun–I’ve always wanted to go and chop down my own tree!

    CupcakesOMG!

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    Ashlee Miller
    November 28, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Love the tree! You got a good one! I wish we could have a tree…my kitties won’t leave mine alone 🙁

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    Amy
    November 28, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Such a pretty tree, and a great tradition to start!

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    Sarah-Life is what you make it
    November 28, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I love the tradition of picking out the tree! there is something about real trees in the house that make christmas so much..Christmasy!

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    Ashley Sisk
    November 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

    How fun – we took our fake tree out this weekend!

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    Jessica Renee
    November 28, 2011 at 11:30 am

    That looks like so much fun!!! We always use a fake tree (because I’m lazy about clean up) but I would love to do something like this one day! and LOVE the picture of Greg. haha!!

    I can’t believe you’ll have baby girl here in time for Christmas!! 🙂

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    Michelle
    November 28, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Love Christmas traditions! I wish I had a real tree! We did when I was growing up and it was always fun going to pick it out! Looks like a fun day and your tree looks great!

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     Curly J
    November 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Love the mini stocking!! hehe 🙂

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    Alex
    November 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Getting a Christmas tree is so much fun!!

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    Celia
    November 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    this looks like so much fun!! =) we have to have a little mini fake tree that stands about 2ft tall. my cats eat the real trees, climb in them and then knock them down. :*(

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    The Miskell Family
    November 28, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    How fun!!!! I love you are already done shopping just in time to enjoy baby O. Speaking of…could you tell her to hurry up…we are all dying to meet her 😉

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    Raquel
    November 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Your tree is so cute! Love it!

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    Kristen Danielle
    November 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I literally laughed out loud at the picture of him pointing the tree with great enthusiasm!

    Men… my guy is the same way.

    I will have to check out this tree farm next year. We’ve used the same one for years now :/

    Xoxo,
    Kristen

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    Michelle
    November 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Aww!!!!!! Looks so pretty, Meg!!!!! This looks like it was so much fun!!!

    Now come decorate mine!!!! LOL! You can bring the wee little one…I’ll wait. 🙂

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    Lori
    November 28, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I’m jealous of the fact that you have all your gifts done and wrapped! Looks like y’all had a great time and at least you can wear those winter clothes now 🙂

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    Kori Donahue
    November 28, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    How fun! It looks great honey! Kori xoxo

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    kisatrtle
    November 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    We have our fake one up…dont tell anyone. Urs is much prettier

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    Maura
    November 28, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    ahhh laughed out loud when you said the mini horse made you think of tara! baby o’s first christmas tree is awesome!!

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    KJJ Houston
    November 29, 2011 at 1:00 am

    oh I love the trees so much! I want nothing more to have a REAL tree, but Im so afraid that our dog will go run straight for the base and take a nice little tee tee on it…
    How fun that farm looks!!!

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    Savanah
    November 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

    how does Dexter do with the tree?? Lucy is doing much better! I would love to have a real tree someday 🙂

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    Annamarie
    November 29, 2011 at 11:39 am

    How fun!! I wish I could go to that farm but I’m REALLY allergic to Christmas trees. It’s always fake trees for us!!
    However, I like being able to live through others adventures at the tree farm!!

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    Life With Lauren
    November 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I love your tree!

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    Megan
    November 29, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Awww, such a cute tradition! I want a real tree, but we are using artificial this year!! Maybe next year!

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    Courtney B
    November 30, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    How fun is this?! I’ve NEVER had a real Christmas tree in the home… crazy, right? Hopefully next year we’ll go hunt one down for our home 🙂
    p.s. You are SO pretty!

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    Annalilly
    December 1, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Great symmetry on that tree, Meg!

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