Wednesday, December 10, 2008

3 years ago, Reese's 1st Chirstmas, we packed her up and hiked through the forest service roads out of Enumclaw to find our "Perfect" christmas tree. It is great, you pay $10 for a permit and get to "hunt" it down. The only problem, it's a forest! So, there is always a "more" perfect tree "just over there"!

We started out getting some lunch in Bonney Lake at "oh" McDonalds as Reese calls it. Nothing like a little good old fashioned fat to warm them bones up:)

Soon we found FS Road 74 and turned to drive up the mountain. Jason, in a zone, passes right by a herd of about 20 of these friendly fellos! I said, "Whoa, back this truck up!" It is not very often that us city folk get to see Elk in real life! Jason backs right up to this guy and he practicly said "Cheese" for his photo. We couldn't have been more that 10 feet away from him.

ok, so we get up there (4 miles in) and Jason arms himself with his saw and a bundled up Reese.

I armed myself with my Grandpa Frank's woolrich jacket and Payton in the backpack and off we go to find the perfect Charlie Brown tree:)

So, here it is! Can you see it behind the self-portrait of the 4 of us?

Daddy playing "Lumberjack", Reese thinks he needs some of Pops' logging toys:)

Finally we get it home, decorated, and my girls set oh-so-nicely in front of it!!!



P.S. I HATE colored christmas lights. I told my husband that it ruins the christmas tree for me:( But in good holiday spirit, I decided to give in just this one christmas. You know, that whole marraige and comprimise thing?

7 comments:

The Pawlak's said...

What a fun family tradition! You guys look so cute all bundled up in the forest. You picked a good tree it looks great! I hope you have a beautiful Christmas!

Our Family said...

It's a beautiful tree - colored lights and all. I love how joyful you all are - it's the smiles I wish I could bottle and spread around for the holidays! Enjoy the season with your gorgeous girls :)

Heather said...

great photos and a wonderful adventure. the tree is, um, cute? hee...

The Mounts' said...

Oh my gosh how fun is that!!! What a great tradition, "hunting" for a tree, love that so much!!! Oh and by the way LOVE the pic of you 4 with your "perfect" tree!!! as they say...PRICELESS!!!

Heidi said...

What a fun day! You guys look like you had a grrreat time! And I love the pic of the 4 of you:) Sheesh, by the looks of it...John should have gone with you...then maybe he could have got his Elk!

Jodi said...

Um, your tree is missing a few branches on top. I love it! Troy likes the full ones, but I won this year and got your trees twin brother. You have got to frame that family picture. What a cute family!

The McGovern Family said...

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