Sunday, December 4, 2011

Freshly cut...

Our family drove out to Stillwater, a city 35 minutes from Eagan, to cut down a fresh Christmas tree. Eating popcorn and drinking hot apple cider inside the tree payment office afterwards adds to the annual tradition.

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  1. The best kind of tree! I just put up our wee tabletop tree, and despite its size, it's the most charming tree we've ever had (we feel this way every year)! Memories that you and your family are building are part of our family lore, but now I feel..."been there, done that" and I am content with our shrinking holiday tree! Have fun decorating it!!

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  2. Your kids will have so many great memories, where will they store them all?

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  3. Did you get a good one? I hope you'll show a shot of the decorated tree! :)

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  4. Your children know where Christmas trees come from.

    We gave away our artificial tree and our decorations years ago because we usually travel over the holidays. This year we will be home, so on impulse I bought a rosemary plant, shaped like a Christmas tree, yesterday at Safeway. Julie hung a few ornaments on it. We are having some friends over on New Year's Eve to cook a gourmet meal together, and I think we will use part of the tree in the meal.

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  5. I never had a real freshly cut tree!

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  6. Sounds like wonderful Christmassy fund Leif.

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  7. I can smell the pine...and the popcorn...and the cider...

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  8. Making some wonderful memories!

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  9. Christmas is wonderful for getting all the family together and celebrating together. Lovely photo.

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  10. As I have said before;you and Anne are good at giving your daughters some nice family traditions and nice memories.
    Nice photo!:)
    Greetings from Gunn in Stavanger.

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  11. You DO live a fairy-tale.

    Please have you all a good week ahead.

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  12. No doubt this was quite a fun trip for the girls. A nice tradition they will remember.
    ;-D

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  13. you really have 3 adorable and pretty cute daughters Leif. ^0^
    glad you had a gr8 get together.
    and fresh xmas tree you say?!
    haven't seen one yet, all we have here are just artificial ones. it really is interesting. ^-^

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  14. Det låter så mysigt, hämta julgran med popcorn och varm cider efteråt :) Fin familj du har!

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  15. This is such a lovely tradition and your girls are all so beautiful!

    Thank you for the warm welcome back, Leif!

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  16. So you get given a seesaw and cut your own?
    How very interesting!
    Lovely family portrait :)

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  17. Your girls are all beautiful Leif. I love their winter outfit...so colorful.

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