Good Monday morning! It was a busy weekend here on our little patch of paradise. We had company, we went and got a tree, and I spent the day readying the animals for the cold night we had last night and will have tonight. No, I didnt knit sweaters for each one. ;) Before I get to all that I wanted to share my epiphany I had. I know I am not the first to think of doing this, but I was glad I thought of it for us. Hmmm...something is up with blogging this morning, I can't seem to break to another paragraph. Lets see if I can get a picture in here.
The only way I can seem to keep typing is to type under Html after any break in the sentences, so that is what I will do.
This is a picture of our Christmas tree. You may be asking yourself, why is it so small???
Since I met Ian, we have always gone with his parents to cut down a real tree on a Christmas tree farm. This was a lot of fun and we all really enjoyed it. Over the years things happened, things change. My mother in law, Roz, she passed away right after Thanksgiving seven years ago now. Christmas has never been the same since. Ian, Shelby and I have still gone to cut a tree. Since we live so far from his dad now, we don't get together to do that, and havent for a long time. Ians dad has since remarried to a wonderful woman that we love very much, but tradition has changed. Sometimes it is time for a new tradition. This is where my epiphany came in.
We dont have a lot of trees on our property. We have no windbreak. We need some trees. I hate raking leaves, so I want evergreens. Why not go to Lowes and buy a real tree...but in a pot, so we can keep our tree alive each year by planting it in our yard? I was excited about this new idea. We could get a tree every year and plant it to have forever. What a concept. :) So that is exactly what we did. The picture above is the tree we picked out. It is called an Emerald Green Arborvitea. Here is a link so you can see what it will look like all grown up one day. :)
We love our little baby Christmas tree and can't wait to watch it grow up. :)
Since the blog format or whatever doesnt seem to want to work right for me, I will just save the weekend ramblings for another entry, at another time.
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