Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Finding the Yule Tree

Strapped for time and in no mood to make the 1+ hour drive to North Carolina to cut my tree down myself, we visited a local family-owned tree stand to search for our first live Yule tree this past weekend. When we moved in together, I made up a silly rule that we couldn't have a real tree until we found Home. Now that we've done that, I was excited to go find our frasier fir!



Ignore the eye-bags of exhaustion, please.


Success! He's up and decorated, I just need to borrow a camera to snap some photos since the wee point and shoot won't focus on him. I think perhaps, we made him a bit too shiny. :)

At the end of the season, part of our tree will become our yule log for next year. And with that, the Yule preparations have begun at our house.

10 comments:

  1. Ahhh, the aroma of a fresh tree! I know you will enjoy the Season in your home, first Yule, how exciting! Love your header, btw! Hugs!

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  2. sounds like you had fun. I love the smell of a fresh tree but hate the constant pine needles dropping. Hugs Sara

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  3. He's going to be a beautiful tree...and no one noticed the bags except you...

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  4. Happy, happy Yule. The smell of a real tree, the fun of the decorating all have a super charged magic to them. Blessings, Oma Linda
    psssst.....no bags were noticed in the viewing of this blog

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  5. We are getting our tree tomorrow! I can't wait!

    Love the new layout! Very charming!

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  6. PS: This will also be our first live tree and I plan on saving the base as a Yule log for next year. =P

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  7. Yay for the real tree, can't wait to see pics!

    Love the new blog design by the way.

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  8. Love it! I'm heading out with the parents and brother & kids this weekend for a tree. I love your idea to recycle a portion of the tree into a Yule log - I'm totally stealing that idea!

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  9. I wish my hubby would like a real tree! He says that they're too messy.. blah blah blah

    you're new layout is so lovely and wintry :)

    -A

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  10. Yay, Yule tree!!! =D

    I can't wait until we're able to have a real tree... I love how they smell... ^-^

    Love the Flogging Molly sweater btw... =D

    XOXO

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