Sunday, December 26, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Well, the weatherman finally got it right!

And it is beautiful!

What a great way to end an amazing Christmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

O Christmas Tree

While visiting my mom in the hospital, we were amazed at how they had the lobby decorated.
There are Christmas trees everywhere.
They are all decorated by different organizations and some are even auctioned off.
These are just a few.

I just LOVE this one, isn't the hat on top cute!

This one has a story, I'll come back to it.

OK, now for the story, you probably noticed the signs at the bottom of the trees.  That just tells you the club/organization that the tree represents.

The purple one is for "Purple Grandma", she is a sweet lady who comes and visits the patients, she is always dressed in purple so she got the nickname Purple Grandma.  We actually got to meet her one Saturday while we were visiting my mom.  She used to go around to every room and visit all the patients but someone told her she couldn't do that anymore.

She told us the devil keeps trying to keep her out of there but she wouldn't let him.  She still goes around to visit all that she can.

I wish I had gotten a picture of her.

What a lady!

Ohhh, I almost forgot, there are 58 trees in all, amazing!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Getting in the Christmas spirit!

It's been a while since I've posted, unfortunately my mom is in the hospital and it has been quite the ordeal, but I'll save that for another time.

But we were able to make our annual trip to Linville falls to get our Christmas tree.

Once again we stayed at Linville Falls Lodge, we've stayed here for  about 5 years now and we absolutely love it.

And no trip is complete without eating at Famous Louise's Rockhouse.
Mmmmmm, Mmmmm, Good!!!!

The best jelly EVER!!!!

Then we made our way to Sugar Plum Tree Farms. 

How about this view?  And we aren't even close to the top yet.  This was about 1/4 of the way up and I said just pick one in this area, the hike was worse than you may think.

The tree's look a lot smaller on the side of a mountain than they do at home in your living room so we had to carefully select the perfect tree.

After much consideration, Mr. Wonderful is pretty picky about his tree, we made a choice!

Now we get to start cutting!!!

Baby boy did the cutting then we got to carry her down the hill.

Remember how steep that hill was, just take a look at that first picture.

Steep isn't it?

So we waited on the side of the hill for a tractor, so my boys wouldn't work themselves too hard.

Handsome, isn't he? 

After getting it home and getting it put up, here's how she looks now!

Now all we need are presents!