December 09, 2011

Christmas Tree Pickin'

Last Saturday we went to Lowe's to pick out our Christmas tree. Every December we always say "Next year we'll go to a tree farm to get our Christmas tree," yet every year we end up at Lowe's. It's safe to say going to Lowe's to buy our Christmas tree is now a Bonjour family tradition. :) But it's not a bad thing; they really do have a great selection of really beautiful trees. The tree we found this year was just perfect! In fact, it is definitely the prettiest one we've ever had. It just makes me smile every time I look at it. And the smell of fresh pine throughout the house... ahhh it is the best!

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The day we went looking for our tree was rainy and cold, so we weren't there for too long. Once we got to Lowe's, we actually found our tree pretty quickly-- like within the first five minutes! So, we put our tree on a cart {to make sure nobody took it} and looked around a little bit to make sure there was nothing better. 

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And Noah played a little bit while we held up a few trees to compare. He loves climbing the cinder blocks that are stacked at the end of each row of Christmas trees.

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I thought it would be fun to post a couple pics of Noah from last year to see how much he's grown. He really does look more like a little boy now.

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Noah even helped out and pulled the tree for a bit. :) He actually surprised us and did a good job pulling it all by himself. Mr. Muscles! 

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But then he discovered standing on the bar and letting Daddy push him around was way better!

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So, after we played and looked around some more, we decided the tree we were lugging around with us was definitely the one. We took it home and got it all set up and then decided to go eat some Mexican food before we decorated it with lights and ornaments.

This picture was my favorite of Noah decorating our tree. He did such a good job! I love how our tree has clusters of ornaments together and how so many of the ornaments are on the bottom half of our tree.

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Sweet ol' Einstein loves to lay by the tree...

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 our Christmas tree! Now I need to get busy and start wrapping gifts so it doesn't look so bare underneath it. :) This year, I've decided to be more creative with gift wrapping {thanks to Pinterest}, so I'm excited to get started!

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6 comments:

The Christians said...

Aww...looks like y'all had a great time! Love the comparison pix...Noah has grown so much! The finished product is beautiful. :-)

Mom said...

The tree is beautiful, but the memories are the most beautiful!! Treasure them. Love you all

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I know I've said it before {a lot}, but Noah is so adorable. :) Love seeing these pictures, and your tree looks lovely!

Libby's Life said...

Such a great picture of your tree! How in the world do make it look like that? Can you tell me how I can get my tree picture to look like that?

Mary said...

Love your tree! Man maybe we should try a real one next year :)

Emily said...

he is truly a beautiful little boy! looks like a great time was had by all and your tree is beautiful!