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?