Traditions…

My favorite family tradition is cutting down a Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving.ย  Matt and I started this custom when we moved to Nebraska in 1997. Our family has grown over the years and so has the number of smiles that accompanies the tree.

A few years ago, the local tree farm bought tree carts --- Matt is a fan as he no longer has to carry the tree, AG is a fan as she enjoys instructing her sisters to give her a ride...

A few years ago, the local tree farm bought tree carts — Matt is a fan as he no longer has to carry the tree, AG is a fan as she enjoys instructing her sisters to give her a ride…

Looking for the *right* tree is quite the process...

Looking for the *right* tree is quite the process…

Apparently this process involves taking "selfies" to properly assess the tree possibilities...

With teenagers involved, this process now involves taking “selfies” to properly assess the tree possibilities…

When finding the *right* tree, hugging it is necessary...

When finding the *right* tree, hugging it is necessary…

Sometimes the vote for the *right* tree is not unanimous...

Sometimes the vote for the *right* tree is not unanimous…

She got over it...

She got over it…

Fortunately, we generally agree on the important things...

Fortunately, my favorite farmer and I generally agree on the important things…

Christmas is a magical time — A time of family — A time of celebration

A time of love.

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8 responses to “Traditions…

  1. Katheryn

    Sweet! Love the smiles and the tree.

    • Thank you, Katheryn! I love to write blog posts like this — it brings a smile to my day.

      I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas!
      Best,
      Anne

  2. Your girl are growing into beautiful young ladies. I have a 13 year old grand daughter and have just noticed in to last few months she is turning into a young lady, her little girl body, ways and manners are leaving her body, lady like manners are taking over. She is a beautiful young lady Inside and out, just like I imagine your young ladies are.

    • Thank you, Ellie. It has been one of my greatest joys to watch my girls turn into young adults. They make me very proud as I am sure that your granddaughter does for you!

      Best,
      Anne

  3. Sounds like a great time was had by all even if they didn’t agree ๐Ÿ˜‰ We defiantly have similar tree traditions and I enjoyed hearing about yours ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see how you all decorated the special tree ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yes, this is definitely a tradition that we share Kim! Our tree turned out beautifully ๐Ÿ™‚ I will work on getting you a picture…

      I hope that all is well in your world. Blessings for a wonderful holiday season to you and yours!

      Best,
      Anne

  4. Our grandson is coming from Seattle to spend Christmas with us. He is bringing his fiancรฉ for us to meet, they are both seniors in college and going into the army after graduation. We are so proud of these young people.

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