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Back From the Land of Christmas Trees

Monday, December 5, 2011


How was your weekend?  Have you been busy Christmas shopping and decorating?  We had a wonderful time in the mountains although I had a sore throat and was a bit under the weather.  I feel better now and am ready to roll my sleeves up and tackle a few holiday projects.  This is the tree we chose.  Last night we added lights and hopefully tonight we will decorate it together when our son returns from Boston.  (Thank you for keeping him in your thoughts/prayers, by the way.)  

My husband pulled all of the the Christmas decorations out of the attic yesterday so there is lots to do.  This year I made a deal with myself to keep it simple.  I am using boxwood, magnolia, and paperwhites and calling it a day.  Stay tuned.

Did you enter the burlap place mat giveaway?

21 comments:

  1. How fun! Darling picture of you, hope you feel better soon!

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  2. Looks like the perfect tree, Rene! I'm just starting my decorating too and hopefully I can keep it simple ~ I love boxwood too so I may have to head outside and cut some for decorating!

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  3. That tree is perfect! I was just telling my husband that we should visit a tree farm this year. Glad to hear you're feeling better.

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  4. Oh my goodness... that 1st photo is amazing!!

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  5. Boxwood, magnolia, and paperwhites--oh my! Such a lovely trio! Glad to hear you are feeling better and that you found the perfect tree!

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  6. have fun decorating- so glad you are waiting for the whole fam to be there! :) and glad you are feeling better!
    we cut our tree this weekend as well and put it up saturday- sunday we put the lights on and decorated... i let the kids do most of the decorating this year and they had a blast!

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  7. Is that just amazing!!! all those tree. Some times I think we all do not realize where our tree come from we get caught up in the moment and forget... what a beautiful shot...

    Pattie

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  8. Looks like the perfect tree! We cut down our tree this weekend, too. Can't wait to see yours all decked out.

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  9. Love these fun seasonal shots!

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  10. I love that this is one of your family traditions! How fun. We go the live route too but we've never gone to live tree farm and cut one down. Hope your son had a great time this weekend - at least there was nice weather up here!

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  11. Aw, I love the tree you picked out! We've have definitely been busy decorating and shopping! I can't believe Christmas is so close!

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  12. Glad you will all be together. One of my favorite memories growing up was picking out our tree.

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  13. Wow! I have never been to a tree farm! That is beautiful and a lot larger than I would have imagined.

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  14. What a fun way to spend the day..beautiful farm, and tree! I can't wait to see it all dressed up! :D

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  15. Have fun decortating the beautiful tree. Make sure to share pictures! Glad your feeling better.

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  16. Lovely photos and a great one of you, Rene! That is a beautiful tree. Growing up we always decorated ours as a family together and it was a special time. Glad you are feeling better.

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  17. I know you will knock it out of the park......you have the talent :). Can't wait to see!

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  18. The first pic makes me wish we did go out and cut our own tree..gorgeous landscape. Great pictures!

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  19. I guess I've never seen a Christmas tree farm before...that looks very cool...can't wait to see your paper whites, magnolia leaves and boxwood...sounds beautiful already!

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  20. You may have felt under the weather, but you look like awesome in that picture!

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  21. The scenery is beautiful as is your tree. I'm also a little under the weather as well with a sore throat but hoping to be back in shape soon. My brother and I both grew up swimming. He continued into college as well, so swimming is in our blood. Very exciting for your son and his team. Hope they did well!

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