Monday, November 26, 2012

Family Tradition; The Christmas Tree

Hi there! I'm so glad you stopped by.

A few years ago we started a Family Tradition. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, we go to the Pinestead Tree Farm in Isanti, Minnesota, to cut down our Christmas tree.

There is something special about going out in to the field, picking out "our" tree and cutting it down. You know what makes it extra special? Doing it with our family! 

It means so much to us that our 5 children and their families take the time out of their busy lives, to make memories with their parents and grandma.

My husband and I are the only ones that get a tree on our outing, but all of our children, their spouses/significant others, our grandchildren and my mom come along.  4 Generations!

It is truly my favorite activity of the year. 

Pinestead is such a charming place. They have hay rides, animals, a gift shop, a snack bar, bon fires for roasting hot dogs, hot apple cider and Santa.

Here is their gift shop.

Here are the llamas.

I think they are just the goofiest looking animal. And, they spit!  Seriously, spitting animals?  Who says God doesn't have a sense of humor.

And, a rooster. 

I'm not sure if there were any chickens.  This grandmas was far too busy trying to get pictures of these Kodak moments to find chickens.

This is our granddaughter, Presley.  Maybe she was looking for the chickens.....

We found our perfect tree!

My husband and our oldest grandson, Logan, he's 4, cutting down our tree. 

Logan started supervising his grandpa last year and takes his role as the oldest grandson, pretty seriously.

My tree cutting team!

Here is Logan taking the tree back to the shop. Is this child amazingly strong or am I prejudice?  Okay, so the tree was on a sled, that's just details.

Here we have Santa. Not looking all too happy, I might add. 

Have you ever tried to put 5 children, 4 years old and younger, on Santa's lap for a picture. Let's just say, some were not very thrilled about this Santa idea. Perhaps that would explain the look on Santa's face?

Even Gracie, the granddog, got to come along.   Other than running through the field at the speed of light, I do believe this was her favorite part, the hay ride.

Presley (2), Gabriel (1), Logan (4), Micah (1) and Elle (4).

These little punkins are what make my heart smile!

Do you have a Christmastime tradition? Want to start one?  The Pinestead Tree Farm would be a great place to start.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  It means the world to me.



  1. That pix of Dan and Logan is a keeper! OMW! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I love that one, too! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my post.

  2. Oh my goodness! I love the last picture!!!

    1. I love that one, too. It is so awesome to have ALL 5 of our grandchildren in one state.


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