Our Christmas Tree Adventure

Fresh cut Christmas trees.
Free sleigh rides.
Sweet hot cocoa.
Warm memories.

Hello, and happy day to you, sweet friends!
Last weekend my husband, son, and I
enjoyed a day in the woods finding a Christmas tree,
and I thought I would share our adventure with you.

We piled in to our Jeep and headed up the mountain. . .

My dear husband enjoyed finding roads
that haven't been driven on.

Up, up, up we went.

The day was incredibly clear
and oh, the views were just beautiful!

I loved seeing the snow blow
across the mountain tops.

We came to a spot where the trees had burned in a fire.
For some reason I found the bare branches
to be quite pretty against the snowy scene.

Even when there aren't flowers or leaves on the trees,
beauty can be found in the bareness of December.

We continued our search for a Christmas tree
and along the way we found an old Jeep.

We hopped into the "ol' classic"
and found ourselves being driven by our son.

But then this happened. . . 
I think we will wait a few years
before we let "Junior" behind the wheel again.

We enjoyed walking on the mountain side.
The sun was beautifully bright 
and the sky was crisp and blue.

The snow crunched beneath our feet
and the air was frosted with our breath.

The best things in life
are the people we love,
the places we've been,
and the memories we've made 
along the way.
- - Unknown - -

I think it's time for some hot cocoa
and sugar cookies.
Join us, dear friends.

After the cocoa break,
we headed back down the mountain.
We actually found our Christmas tree
at the beginning of our journey,
but we wanted to make sure 
we looked at all the trees.
The first one we found was hard to beat,
as you can see. . .

Hubby and son pulled out the saw
and to cutting they went.

We found a cute little Christmas tree
to put in "Junior's" room.

After tying the tree down,
we headed home.

It's the little memories
that will last a lifetime.
- - Unknown - -

Thanks for coming along on our adventure,
sweet friends.
May you have a most blessed day!


Mrs.T said...

What a beautiful tree, Stephanie! And what an adventure you had as a family! Days like this will never be forgotten.

Kerin said...

Yay! Looks like you found a fantastic couple of Christmas trees!
Love your adventure, and your sense of humor. You sure put a smile on my face :)

Years ago, we too went out 4~wheeling in the snow to find trees for our homes.
One time my hubby drove across an old bridge so sketchy, that I actually got out of the Bronco, and took the kids with me and walked across the bridge! I thought he had lost his marbles to drive across that old rickety bridge ~LOL!
All these years later, we still chuckle about that Christmas tree adventure.

Merry Christmas!!

Madison said...

Ohh this post was positively lovely! So cozy. Your special way of writing really makes me feel as if I was there with you all. :) What a beautiful tree! Can't wait to see it all decorated. xx

Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

Roberta said...

Dear friend, you are really a lovely family!
Wow, a great adventure... I live in a city and I'm not so lucky ... my Christmas tree is a synthetic one!

Debbie Harris said...

Loved your sense of humour!! With a big smile on my face,I chuckled and chuckled. :-)
Those two trees really are quite gorgeous, great find this year.
The scenery pictures are amazing,thank you for sharing and allowing us to enjoy your family day.

Have a beautiful day~

Rose L said...

Quite the adventure! Lovely photos. Lovely memories.

Anonymous said...

Oh stephanie what a delightful day! 💙💙❄️❄️

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi Stephanie~ What a wonderful journey you have taken us on! (Sorry for the crash; are you guys OK?! ; ) I soo enjoyed seeing that CO blue sky; there's nothing like it anywhere.
Enjoy those great trees! and have a blessed week-end ahead. Hugs, karen o

Debby Ray said...

Oh how much fun was that?? The views were absolutely breathtaking and your tree is gorgeous...as well is the tiny tree adorable! I loved the "Jeep ride" pics with your little guy "driving" you...lol. I hope everyone was OK after the collision! Thank you for sharing your adventure with us! Hugs!

Chas' Crazy Creations said...

What an awesome day my friend! Love the pictures, love the story, and I love that you had hot chocolate with you! What great memories you're building. I remember picking out our trees in Minnesota growing up and it always brings a smile to my face. Hugs to you :)

krishna said...

What a adorable picture of mom and son!

Chris Lally said...

Thank you for sharing your adventure, Stephanie.
And it brought back such sweet memories for me...

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Looks like a perfect memory making day. The scenery is gorgeous! Love the picture of you guys in the "accident"!

Little Wandering Wren said...

How utterly gorgeous Stephanie, it's a perfect setting amongst the snow. We have nothing like this, in fact, there is probably some ancient bi-law which says cutting down a tree would involve trespass and is illegal, we go to the nearest garden centre for an easy pick up, in the UK!
Happy hols!
Wren x

Mac n' Janet said...

Nice tree. I would have loved to have my own tree in my bedroom.

Margie said...

What a beautiful tree! Can't wait to see it decked out in your Christmas decorations.

My local friends get their trees from a tree farm called "Merry Farms". I think the family's last name is actually "Merry.". HA!

Lowcarb team member said...

Fabulous post. Lovely photographs and two nice trees!

I love the quote you've used
"The best things in life
are the people we love,
the places we've been,
and the memories we've made
along the way."

So true.

Have a blessed day

All the best Jan

Mari said...

It's a beautiful tree and such pretty scenery around you. I love the pic looking out where your shadows show up holding hands. So sweet!

Regina said...

Your cookies and hot cocoa inspjred me to go out and buy pink frosted cookies and hot cocoa! I remember when my girls were little we would go to the Christmas tree farm and cut our own Christmas tree before they went out of business ☹

Joyful said...

What a wonderful family day outing to find the tree. Your tree is beautiful. I also enjoyed your son's driving and can see why he won't get to do more for a few more years :-)

hobbyloes said...

What a lovely and fun day with your family, so beautiful all that snow!!!
In our flat country it is cold and it's raining brrr...
Wish you a nice and blessed weekend.♥

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh what fun!!! I was so happy to go along on your tree cutting adventure with all of you through your photos. You threesome are making such heartwarming memories. The day was just beautiful, too. Your son is getting so tall, Stephanie!! I'll bet your tree smells so good and looks so pretty in your happy home. Love to you, sweet friend!

mamasmercantile said...

...and what a wonderful adventure it was too. Creating memories that will last a lifetime.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thank you...thank you for taking the time to take pics on your adventure! I've never been to the woods to cut a tree and this is just the MOST fun to watch. Love the old Jeep and your son driving! Maybe he can come down to FL and chauffeur me around! heehee! Ask him! Tell him I live close to Disney world and he can drive us there first! Holiday hugs, Diane

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Wow, how fun to search up the mountain for your Christmas tree. I loved looking at all of the beautiful photos and the mountain is so pretty with all of the snow. Your trees will look beautiful all decorated in your house!
Have a nice Friday and weekend. :)

Tamago said...

Sounds like you had such a fun time with your family. The snowy sceneries are really gorgeous. I can almost feel the clear and crisp air! Beauty can be found in bareness indeed.
Love the photos of your son driving and glad everyone was OK after that lol :-)

Linda S. said...

How fun!! Thanks for sharing, Stephanie! loved the post and the photos. :-)

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Loved the scenery and story of your little adventure. I look forward to seeing how your sweet tree looks once its all decked out!


Sherida Stewart said...

What a fun trip into the mountains! You made my heart smile! 😊

Cheryl said...

Oh, it was lovely to follow along with you on your wonderful day out! Thank you for sharing about your adventures! God bless you dear ones this Christmas season!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This is what wonderful memories are made of! Although I'm a wuss when it comes to snow and cold, I think this looks like fun. Alas no real Christmas trees for us any longer - apartment rules say they're not allowed due to fire regulations. Oh well, our fake tree looks pretty good too!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Thank you for taking me on your trip in the snow. It was so fun! Loved all the mountain scenery. I just went for a trip a few days ago, across our mountains that get up to 5000 feet and got to see lots of snow covered trees and scenes. Your top of the world photos are gorgeous. Nice trees, fun time, food and cookies... hubby and son.. how much better can it get? I used to always go cut fresh trees for years and years.. when my kids were little, up until they were in their teens.. also with my hubby now, but we stopped about 4 years ago and bit the bullet and now have our "faux" tree. I still love it, but do miss those fun days of family time, fresh air and snow. Hugs.. Marilyn

Conniecrafter said...

Oh it looks like you all had a beautiful day to find a tree and the perfect one you did find and one just for your son, I am sure he loves having his own. The cookes and hot cocoa looks so good!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful tree you got and your son is so cute. thanks for taking me along you live in a beautiful state and what a nice family day kids grow so fast mine all are grown and now i have six grand kids but o the memories and now with the grand kids and i love my last package i order from your store every thing was so beautiful and so well made

Paige said...

Looks like a fun, fun, fun family time!

Jill said...

Looks like a fun family day! Though i'll say your husband is brave driving up the mountain in the snow, lol... I don't like to drive in it at all! Your trees are just lovely, I know you will be decorating them so beautifully! The cookies and warm drink are the perfect way to wrap up the day :-) Enjoy!


Carla from The River said...

Hello Friend,
What a fun way to get a tree.. back roads, in a jeep, mountain air and beauty all around.
This was fun! My boys would love to join in the fun. :-) My Sam is saving for a jeep. :-)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How perfectly wonderful!!! Beautiful pictures, I really like the one of your shadows. BUT . . . who took the pictures of the three of you?? Camera on a tripod? Anyway -- super cute pictures!!

Christine said...

Beautiful memories made! Visiting from Jan's referral at The Low Carb Diabetic.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

What an adventure and such wonderful memories made!

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