December 4, 2012

getting our tree // day four



I think the reason I love traditions so much is that throughout the years, people change, things change, but traditions always stay the same. For the last 21 years, my parents have cut down their tree. We listen to Nat King Cole on the way there, we all search around for the perfect tree + then take turns cutting it down, and then shout "Timber" when it falls. And here, in the 21st year of the tradition, it was as sweet as ever. 





His face. He is the most precious child ever. 










#24daysofchristmascheer
ps. you all are the best and yes, i will be saying that at the end of every post because i mean it.

14 comments:

Elisha said...

You and your sister are PRECIOUS. I died at that picture of you two. CUTENESS OVERLOAD!


xo

Emily Nichols said...

This is so precious. Makes me want to go cut down an actual real Christmas tree. We have always had an artificial tree because several of my family members have allergies. I would love to cut down a real tree one year...Loving your Christmas posts, pretty lady. :)

Devin said...

Aw, that is so cool that y'all have been doing that for so long!! I love traditions!! :)

Olivia said...

family traditions are always fun! PS. loving all the posts so far! XO

Andrea said...

Love that you actually go out and get a real tree! What a great experience. Gorgeous pics!

Hannah Nicole said...

love this. family traditions are truly the best. :) I love the shot of you and your sister (but you knew that) and the one of Jude dude. and I love the meaning and significance behind your family's tradition. beautiful.

te amo abeja!
amor,
gato

carlotta said...

this series makes me so happpyyyy (when skies are gray). when we lived in Texas, we would go to the christmas tree farm next to our neighborhood and pick out a tree every year. it was usually 70 degrees and sunny, but we put on coats and sipped hot chocolate anyway. now we just go to home depot and get our tree from the lot and while it's not nearly as special, it still makes me happy. shucks, CHRISTMAS makes me happy.

Kiley Marissa said...

I LOVE THIS. We always have had a fake tree, but I love love love seeing peoples post about getting their tree. It's so fun, I'm jealous. I hope next year my family (ahem. dad.) can suck it up and go get a real one.

tjashinsky said...

I miss you, these are beautiful. I'm so glad that I got to spend 2 incredible months with you miss ellie be :)

Abbie said...

love this. such a beautiful story of family traditions. xo

Anonymous said...

I love the picture with you and Hattie :) it's really cute!

-Emilybee

Grace said...

So sweet!!

Lindsey Madison said...

oooohh! i love that you guys cut down your own tree. and all your pictures shout CHRISTMAS! it's truly the most wonderful time of the year. ♥

xoxo
lindsey

Kristyn said...

so sweet :)