Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Traditions

After a Thankful, HUGE, Thanksgiving at our house, we will be heading off to the Beautiful mountains of NC to get our Christmas Tree.

For about the past 5 years, we have been going to the mountains and getting our Christmas tree.

It started by accident, we just happened to be at a friends house in the mountains and it was right before Thanksgiving, and we couldn't help but see all the Christmas tree lots with so many BEAUTIFUL trees. What was amazing to us, was the trees were so much cheaper there than they were if we would have bought them at home. And so the tradition began.

This weekend will mark our 6th annual Christmas tree trip. We have been staying for the last few years here, because they offer a "Christmas tree package", and we have loved it. The people here are so nice, and the beds are soooo comfy!! They have those down comforters, oooohhh, I just love them.

When we first went, my brother and his family would go with us, it was so much fun, we would find different places to stay and ride around until we found the perfect tree. If the weather is good we like to go hiking. One of the best times we had was when we went and stayed in an old cabin with no TV and the kids actually had to have CONVERSATIONS with us. A whole new concept for teenagers. That was a lot of fun, that place was right on the river so that was nice. And of course we have been when it rained, but we still had a good time. The last few years it has just been my family going and our kids don't think we're that much fun. Imagine that.

This year one of my Beach Girls and her family is going and I can't wait. We are going to have a ball. I just hope the husbands can handle it. I am going to take lots of pictures so you can enjoy the experience right along with me. My oldest is 17 and he thinks he is graduating out of this kind of thing. I hope he never stops wanting to go, but he is growing up and I suppose we should want them to be independent. Shouldn't we?

So, what are your traditions?

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun tradition! I clicked on the link for the place you stay at. Looks awesome. I'll have to remember that if I take a trip to the mountains once I move back to NC. :)