Saturday, December 18, 2010
Mission: Christmas Tree
Next on the list was "Mission: Christmas Tree". Since the one we brought down from up north several weeks ago bit the dust a couple weeks ago and I was adamant that there would be a Christmas tree this year after spending the last several without, we headed out to a local tree farm to find the perfect tree. In a matter of moments after our arrival, Rebecca pointed to "the one" and it took but only moments longer before we had it on top of the truck and were heading home. Not at all what I remember from childhood; trudging through the knee deep snow in the wilderness going from tree to tree to tree for hours before finally cutting the "right" one. Or actually that's what it seemed as though my family was doing while I was sitting back at the car checking my hair in the mirror and complaining about how long it was taking.
We then spent the entire evening with Christmas music playing in the background while lights were hung and the tree was adorned with ornaments I had forgotten I had and the sled dogs panted on the couch because it had gotten far too hot with the buzz of activity. Ahhh, what a lovely evening.
Side note - ran the dogs today on the trail that had been allowed to set last night. All in all, it was a nice run. Twenty percent of the trail was now glare and/or crunchy ice instead of slush and the remainder is nicely packed snow. We are expecting to get another 5 inches of snow on Monday night into Tuesday which will only make the trails better. Yay! It's winter!