December 7, 2009

Christmas Treat

Since we've lived in Utah, one of our family traditions has been to trek out into the national forest to find a Christmas tree. 
Some years, the snow is deep, but not this year.  It was easy to get to 9500 feet by road.
After a short hike and some searching, we found a pretty little tree.
Here it is, all dressed up.  We have our Christmas "treat", as my daughter used to call the tree when she was little.
P.S.  We had snow over the weekend!  
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29 comments:

  1. I would say this really is a treat!!! Such a pretty tree...bet the house smells wonderful too!

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  2. That looks a lot more fun than having to wrestle your tree of choice from a pile at a huge hardware store!

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  3. Oh Janie, I love your tree---and to think, it is truly a 'fresh' one....We cut down our own tree when my kids were teens. We would go out in the woods and do what you did--find the perfect tree.

    Bet your house smells SO good That is what I LOVE about live trees...

    LOVE IT.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Oh Janie, your post transported me back to when I was a child. We always had a real live tree. A real treat too, I agree with your daughter. Thanks for sharing. (((Hugs))) Jo PS I loved Daisy's contribution to the tree cutting...

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  5. Your tree is lovely Janie. Plus stockings for all. How sweet.

    I remember going into the NF with permit in hand to find just the right tree. Now, I'm very happy with my 10" fake covered in rhinestone earings.
    ;-)

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  6. It is beautiful!

    Well done.

    much love

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  7. That's the best way to get the perfect Christmas tree and it makes for great memories too.
    Happy is as happy dose and this would make me extremely so :)

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  8. Until recently I did not know that one could cut a Christmas tree in the National Forest, but it makes sense! The tree is turned out beautifully!

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  9. When I saw the title, I thought oh goodies, Tess had the baby, but it was a Christmas tree. Then I just saw on facebook that she did in fact have the baby! I assume pictures will be posted soon???

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  10. Fantastic!! I am dreaming of a real tree and White Christmas.

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  11. What a marvelous tree, Janie! And, yes, I hope to see pictures soon! What a great way to celebrate Christmas this year!

    Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  12. What a wonderful Christmas treat! My dad always took us tree hunting. My husband wasn't into that so much and so I now put up fake trees and burn a pine scented candle. It would be a real treat for me to have a pretty little spruce again. Enjoy.

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  13. His fun to find your own tree...and that is legal? The best we can do here to get a fresh tree is visit a tree farm. We have done that for many years. Great post and photos!

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  14. Such a sweet and lovely tree wearing her Christmas finery. A treat indeed!

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  15. That is a pretty Christmas 'Treat' and nicely done up too.

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  16. That's a lovely tree Janie. How lovely to go and find your own.

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  17. How nice, we used to go to the tree farm to select and cut a Christmas tree to bring back home. We love the smell. Now we have a plastic one in the basement of of our Cape home and people hardly celebrate Christmas in Taiwan.

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  18. Wonderful tradition ... lovely tree all decorated up at home ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,
    My World

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  19. Hi Janie. It's good to be back and see your blog again. Your Christmas tree adventure reminds me of the year my dad and I went up the hill behind their home and cut down our own tree. We only did that once, but I've always remembered. Definitely a "treat!"

    Also, just wanted to say "thank you so much" for your continued visits to my blog while I was away. It meant a lot to see your comments...kinda kept me connected to home and normalcy. *Huge hugs* to you!

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  20. Wonderful tree, it is nice to have a live tree, I love the smell of a real tree. It looks beautiful all dcorated.
    I have an artifical and one that already comes with the lights on it. I have been scaling down my decorating.

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  21. The tree looks perfect. I like all the stockings lined up under it. What a nice Christmas tradition.

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  22. Brings back a lot of memories. Going out in the woods to get our tree. Dad always rearranged the branches. He would cut them off and then drill holes to reinsert them elsewhere.

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  23. oh it's pretty!! you're lucky to be able to find your own Christmas tree. That's really nice!

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  24. Hi Janie, Looks like Daisy was also searching for a tree - perhaps not for the same purpose. I like the "treat" all decorated.

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  25. I love the way your tree looks. You made a great choice.

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  26. What a beautiful tree! We usually get a permit and chop one down in the National Forest, but we are moving next week, leaving our apartment and buying a condo. Not sure we'll get to put one up this year!

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