As probably the case with many married couples, upon our first Christmas as a married couple (back in 2004), we had the very short discussion about whether or not we'd have a fake Christmas Tree or a real Christmas Tree.
1) We both grew up with real Christmas trees. However, during my single years, living in apartments, I used a fake tree.
2) Marc insists on a real Christmas tree.
3) Therefore, therefore was little discussion: We'd get a real tree. We have every year since then.
That first year, we found a WONDERFUL tree farm called Nativity Pines. Unfortunately, LAST YEAR, we found out they'd no longer be in the "tree business."
Oh no....What to do?????
Thanks to go ol' Facebook, I found out about Pine Creek Christmas Tree Farm -- not too far from the Friesen House.
So, we ventured out the day after Thanksgiving.
Luke stuck very close to Marc -- staking out the "perfect" tree for the Friesen living room.
(And, it was a windy day -- in case you happen to notice Luke (and Marc) hanging on to their hats)....
This farm had a very nice selection of Christmas trees. We actually didn't have to look around too much to find one we thought would work in our living room.
Just before sawing it down....
And, the obligatory family pic in front of the tree....
I wasn't actually able to get a good pic of Marc sawing the tree down (with Luke's assistance, of course). I had to be the person to "hold" the tree.
After it was sawed down, Marc hauled it back to the farm entrance so they could shake the dead needles off and help place it in the back of our vehicle.
That evening, the 3 of us decorated it -- it was fun to have Luke really get into it this year.
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