|Unfortunately we don't have any snow here yet!|
Getting a real tree is another memory I *don't* have from growing up myself. I remember we got a real tree one year, but I think it may have been a precut one, I'm not quite sure. Anyways it fell over while we were gone and broke all our ornaments and made a huge mess and I remember my mom never wanted another again haha.
But ever since Raya's first Christmas when we got a real tree I have LOVED doing that. Something about having a different tree every year and remembering how you went out and picked the perfect one and cut it down is so cool. Plus it makes for much better photo ops than unboxing the fake tree ;-)
Let's take a look down memory lane at Raya's past trees (I always like to get a picture of her next to a tree "her size" hehe)
Here was Raya her very first Christmas
And again with the finished tree from 2009
|This year was a really good tree---perfectly shaped!|
And then with the finished product
And then sadly last year (Raya's 3rd Christmas) we were so busy with just moving here, etc. that we didn't get around to buying a real tree....bummer!
Here was a picture of Brielle last year though, screaming as we decorated the fake tree. She was *not* impressed haha
Which now brings us to this year---Brielle's first time picking out a real tree!
First we did pictures of them with trees their size :-)
|A Raya sized tree!|
|We did a tiny one for Brielle---since she never got her baby sized tree last year :-)|
|And then after lots of searching, we found the perfect tree for 2012!|
|And then we proceeded to take lots of pictures in front of the chosen tree :-)|
|Raya says it's the best tree ever!|
While we waited for Lee the girls posed by random trees...
|Daddy found the guy to cut the tree!|
|Girls don't do manual labor---we just cheer Daddy on as he carries it himself LOL|
|Grandma F, over the last week Brielle has randomly become attached to that Scentsy monkey you gave her haha.|
|The girls danced to Christmas music while we decorated!|
|And there you have it---Christmas tree 2012, complete!|
****And don't miss the movie I posted earlier today, of the girls singing and Brielle counting!****