Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Tree Hunt

Since we got married we have talked about going and cutting down a Christmas tree, and for a few different reasons we never have. For one we never had a vehicle that did well in the mountains where there is snow. But this year we decided to go and cut one down and Matt decided that he needed to take advantage of his four wheel drive vehicle that we can actually put a tree on top of. It was a really fun experience and we had a really good time.
Kaiya and Jen all bundled up to go for a hike and pick out the perfect tree! Kaiya was happy and content the whole time in our little backpack carrier we got for her before she was born. This was the first time we used it and it worked out pretty well.
This is Matt cheerfully cutting down our tree.

Matt and his friend Kacy showing off their trees. Kacy came with us to get a tree, his wife couldn't come because she wasn't feeling well but we missed her and Katie, their little girl.

Here we are getting ready to pack our tree on top of the X-terra.

We had to go and get Kaiya a new little suit to keep her warm. She reminded me of the little kid on a Christmas Story (I think that's the name of the show) where he is bundled up like a little snow man and could barely move. She was so cute!

This is Jen and Kaiya decorating the tree while Matt worked on homework. Kaiya felt like she was being neglected or left out so I strapped her in the snuggly and we decorated together. She loved the lights and couldn't stop staring at them. She just keeps staring at the tree whenever the lights are on. When we were putting the tree up in the stand the trunk is very skinny and we almost had a catastrophe while putting on the lights. As I was going around the side of the tree with the lights the tree began to tip over and luckily I caught it before it fell to the floor. I think we got it fixed, at least lets hope.

Here we are, our happy little family in front of our decorated tree.