Saturday, December 18, 2010
We walked over the hills and checked out the many different kinds of Christmas trees and people shared comments on the weather" it is a cold out here, brrr can't wait till it warms up, to it's perfect holiday weather for roasting chestnuts" . After over one hundred trees if not more it was like a bright light. We knew we had the right one,just tall enough and fat enough to be perfect. Okay so it does have a few bare spots, we can hide that or alter it a little, the branches aren't perfect, just a little nip and tuck, but all in all its a really cool tree. We did pick it and it's our we picked it out together, well maybe not so together, I just thought this is it, and Max agreed.
There is something special about going to Bells Farm for the trees, yes the neighbors are getting a tree, as well and we recognize many friendly faces as everyone wishes each other a happy holiday. The children are teenagers and well lol they do it to please mom. So I got all the typical teenage lines" Do I gotta go? Don't take my picture!, I don't need a jacket, I wish I had worn my jacket. Oh my fingers are frozen, I forgot how cold it is hunting for a tree, do we have to look over every hill for a tree? do you really need all those branches for a wreath? Oh James is here! I should have dressed better, I didn't know we would see people we knew! It wasn't just anyone its the one I have a super crush on, wish we could have stayed longer, he invited us to sit in his car and warm up, ah mom do we have to leave?" lol go figure can't get them there and than you can't get them to leave. Ah the teenager years and those crushes that you just don't quite understand.
Well it is official the start of the holiday season, we purchased a tree, we will start baking cookies and the celebrations begin., that is if I can find my cookbooks. How can you have a cookbook for a lifetime and than lose it. ugh! Takes deep breath retreats to bedroom, time out. Did I say time out? one day into festivities and I am already pulling time out.
May you find peace and joy in this holiday season and well remember those very transitional years from child to teenager to adult....Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!