It’s that time of year again! Christmas is my favorite holiday by far and not just because it comes with ham. Every year we go as a family and cut our trees down together. When the tractor drops us off at the giant field of charisma’s trees it’s like a christmas wonderland. We set out into the field smelling and touching trees like a bunch of excited little kids. The debate of what kind of tree now begins. Do we get one that has soft fluffy needles, one that smells a particular way, or are we looking for a perfect looking tree. This year I told Jeff that I was going to wait until I saw a tree that screamed take me home!! Well funny enough, we both found the same tree separately. I realized looking at the tree that it had been growing all those years waiting for Jeff and I to take it home and let be the most beautiful christmas tree! Jeff got down on the ground and started sawing away. I usually take great delight in shouting timber each year. I was opening my mouth to remind Jeff that he should warn me so that could call out timber right as the tree fell towards me. I didn’t get to yell timber and our wonderful labrador who had been sitting so patiently almost got squashed by the tree (she didn’t even move). We loaded the tree up and drove home to place it in its rightful place…. In the middle of the living room window. I always wonder what the pets think of us bringing a tree into the house. George Cat usually lies underneath staring up into the lighted tree in kitty delight. Jack our big orange cat likes to steals ornaments while Snugglepants (yes we own a cat named Snugglepants) usually tries to live inside the tree. Sheba our labrador tends to eat the present that just might have something yummy inside. When we got home Jeff put the tree up once it got dark we set about trimming our tree. I never understood the term trimming the christmas tree as a kid because we never had real trees. I love the was that the real trees smell and look. We out up the lights and all the decorations on the tree and sat in the dark admiring our christmas wonderland. We hope that all of you are enjoying your holiday traditions this year!