November 2015- Country Pines Tree Farm, New Lebanon OH

Feeling grateful for traditions, old and new, and the comfort of funny rituals this time of year--sappy pine fingers and top of your lungs Christmas song singing...praying the tree doesn't fall off the top of the car on the drive home and keeping fingers crossed that these little ones will remember the year we cut down the prickliest tree of ever and how a Mariah Carey Christmas song can always, always save even the lousiest-feeling day.

Sending love to you all, hoping your Thanksgiving was full and your Holidays to come are bright as can be!

Oh Christmas Tree

Snow gave way to rain just as Thanksgiving came and went. Thank goodness for the chilly air and boxes of new twinkle lights to keep things happy. We went to hunt down our tree for Christmas with my sister Amy and her boys last week...my favorite tradition. Forever rows of beautiful greens and wagons pulled by red-bowed horses hauling away fresh cut trees. Sappy fingers and red baby noses and the stirring feeling of nothing but lighter hearts and a season of hope to come.

christmas tree hunting

we're officially in the throws of christmas around here. tree hunting and trimming and baking and wiping runny noses. a christmas tradition. we cut down our tree a little late this year...what with being sick and opening up my shop but i'm oh so happy we did. the most beautiful snow came this weekend and covered the trees and made for a beautiful and chilly and hilarious tree hunt. there were lots of phoebe tears and missing mittens and perfect trees and sappy fingers. just as it should be...

tree hunting

thanksgiving came, with lots of family and good food, and went once we started hunting christmas trees and digging through boxes...unearthing glass ornaments wrapped up in paper and funny old christmas cards.

we found a beautiful tree this year (i finally talked the boys into riding the horse-drawn wagon this time around), and couldn't wait to rush it home to sis!
(who stayed home with grandma to nap and dream of sugar plums)

we're all so excited to share this first christmas with her....

happy monday, friends!