Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's almost Christmas and I don't have a tree.....

yet...but, we woke up to a blanket of snow outside the house! Now, that is a good morning.

So we waited for Puddles and Bugg to come in to town this morning. Bugg stayed the night with Puddles last night after the Christmas Celebration, but the condition was that Bugg was back at the house by 9 am so we could go get a tree. Puddles was to come with us as well. She and her dad live way out Dixonville, and they had a considerable amount of snow. You can check out her blog to see some pictures. So, it was snowing real big flakes on their way in to town, but they made it. We headed to the tree farm.
We went to a different place this year. We usually go out to Oakland to this great family run tree farm and wander over acres of land to be able to pick out a tree. This year we were short on time. Hubs and Peanut had to be at the church at 1pm for their performance. Then, Peanut had to stay after for practice for the program for the children's program tomorrow. We needed to make it short and snappy. The meat guy that works at the store with Hubs, has a dad who has a tree farm just out Quail lane. So off we go. The snow is not as deep as at home, but it is cold and wet. Bugg got to pick the tree this year, because every year she tells us, "I never get the tree I pick!!" So she gets to pick this one.

This is what Puddles and I are doing while they are cutting down the tree.

Then the girls are waiting for Daddy to bring the burban around to where we (they) drug the tree.

Here it is, with just a few of the ornaments on the tree. We didn't get to finish the rest until tonight after Peanut got home. So that is our Saturday, the snow, the tree, the lights, the ornaments, the feel of Christmas.
I had to say goodbye to another one of my friends. It was absolutely the hardest thing I had to do today. The church was decorated for Christmas and part of the service was dedicated to her love of Christmas. Santa came with his jingle bells and his mistletoe to bid her a final goodbye. Her lovely casket was surrounded by beautiful pink flowers and the stage had some lovely poinsettias. What a hard time to say goodbye, but thankfully it is not forever. Not that any time is a good time for goodbye, but you know what I mean, I think. She is waiting for us in Heaven, hopefully she is getting to know my friend Treva, they would really like each other.

1 comment:

Mommy Lion said...

How cool to have some snow! I like the snow,just not the cold that you have to have to get the snow! *wink*
Glad to see you finally have a tree! Merry Christmas!