In an effort to throw ourselves into the holiday mood, we made the trip out to the Elgin Christmas Tree Farm today. It’s quite a ways from our house, but it was also a lot of fun. It was both Jason’s and Taryn’s first time cutting down their own tree
(Ty and I used to do it that way every year back when it was just the
two of us). They had all kinds of animals and we went on a hayride, the kids loved it! I have to mention though that bumpy hayrides and pregnant women don’t exactly mix well. It was a little rough for me. In that last uncomfortable month, I may be begging Jason to bring me back to beg them for another ride in hopes of it putting me into labor! LOL!!
The one thing I realized today, in the Texas heat (it was hot today!!), is that the Stradtner family is one indecisive bunch. I swear we looked at hundreds of trees. We walked and walked and walked. I think this is one of my favorite shots from today…
Ok, I take that back, everyone but Taryn was indecisive, it didn’t take her very long to find her perfect tree. It was love at first sight…
As soon as I downloaded these pictures I felt immediate regret that we didn’t buy it for her. They were perfect for each other.
And given all his cooperation yesterday (see post below this one), I didn’t dare request eye contact 😉 Ty was totally into helping cut down the tree hauling it (worked for us!). You wouldn’t know it from this photo but there were hundreds of people there!!
Well, I did ask for a little cooperation 😉 He’s such a trooper.
Now we just have to decorate it! I hope everyone had a great weekend!