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Oh Christmas Tree

11.30.2014
I had to prove I could still pull it on my own :)

For as long as I can remember I have woken up on Thanksgiving morning to go chop down our Christmas tree with my dad and siblings, while my mom cooked in the kitchen for hours filling our house with the most amazing aroma's. My dad would never dream of picking out a tree someone had pre-cut for him nor is there such thing as artificial anything around these parts. Besides it's not often you find 12ft trees lying around. Yeah, you heard me right. He cuts down, puts up and we decorate a 12ft tree each year.

So needless to say chopping down my own Christmas tree is special to me and Jon was warned this would always be a must once we got married and he happily obliged.

This was the first year that things were different. My parents divorced earlier this year and it's caused traditions to change. Plus as I mentioned here traditions are changing anyway with Maddox coming along because we will be starting traditions of our own. So this year I was so excited to start a new tradition of going with Jon's entire family to choose and cut our tree. We went on Friday morning after a big breakfast together and hiked up a mountain to choose our perfect Christmas tree. We took the opportunity to have a nice little photo op because the weather was perfect and the snow was gorgeous!

Do you chop down your own tree? Buy locally? Put up an artificial one?


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21 comments on "Oh Christmas Tree"
  1. Oh my gosssshh. I LOVE THIs! I absolutely love that his family did this this year, especially since the circumstances had changed in your family. Warms my heart!!

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  2. Love these pictures! The snow made it perfect! We usually buy artificial but we visited a tree farm today & now I HAVE to have a real tree!

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  3. Gorgeous pics! Growing up we always went and chopped down our own tree, but now that I live in Florida that's no longer an option. We have to go to one of the many tents set up with pre-cut trees shipped down from up north. We went and picked ours out on Friday, and there is nothing like the look and smell of a real tree this time of year :)

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  4. Girl, these pictures are perfection! I've always wanted to do the whole "real christmas tree" thing. It all just seems so magical. Sadly, I'm HIGHLY allergic to evergreens... like brake out hives type of reaction. So, this girl looks for fakes that come as close to the real thing, and stays far away from the real ones. lol

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  5. Oh my gosh! This pictures are perfection!!! So beautiful and what a great tradition to start:)

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  6. OMG these pics are so freaking cute! Love it!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. Ok, seriously, y'all look like you belong in a magazine! Such an awesome tradition and wonderful memories!

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  8. These pictures are too cute! I can't believe you guys decorate a 12ft tree!!! That's awesome, haha!

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  9. omg you guys are SO cute! i love these photos :) growing up we always had a real tree but now my husband and i have a mini tree (only 3 ft high!) it works for our small place but im excited to have a bigger one someday! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  10. These are THE sweetest photos. SERIOUSLY. SO sweet. Ah!

    We put up a fake tree, but one day I'd love to have a real one.

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  11. We have artificial for noe, but I haven't decided what we will have once we own our own house and have a good place to put it!

    www.lovealwaysjess.com

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  12. You guys look straight out of a LL Bean catalog! As for this Florida girl, we put up an artificial tree. There's not too many snowy beautiful forests around here! Haha!

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  13. What beautiful pictures! And I love this tradition! My husband knew when he married me he would have to do the same thing! And I am all about getting a 12 foot tree!!

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  14. Gorgeous photos! We got our Christmas tree on Friday, we picked it out on the farm but had the farm hands cut it down for us :) Still much better than picking it out of some lot. Glad you are embracing new traditions, looks like a perfect day.

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  15. So gorgeous! Love the idea of picking out a tree with the whole family :) Sounds like something out of a movie!

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  16. What gorgeous photos! Love, love the pics of you and your hub

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  17. These are gorgeous pictures!!! You two are such a beautiful couple! We do artificial trees thanks to my allergies :( I've always wanted the chopping down of the tree experience so one year we may just have to do it for fun!

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  18. These pictures are amazing! I laughed out loud at the one of you pulling and Jon with his hands on his hips, my fave. What an awesome tradition! So glad you got these awesome pics to document the day. Can't wait to see next years with lil Maddox in tow <3

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  19. Such beautiful pictures!!!! The lighting is absolutely stunning!

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  20. What gorgeous pictures and what a fabulous tradition to pass on to your growing family!

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