Monday, December 7, 2009
The Christmas Tree Adventure
We went with our new friends Jen and Chris and their girls Emma and Laura to NH and found a place to cut our Christmas tree down. It was a true adventure! We followed the homemade signs through town looking for "the place". It felt like a wild goose chase, especially since once we got there, there didn't seem to be a soul around and there was no way to drive our van any further. The owner sped up on his "gator" and told John and I to hop in. Then we loaded our kids in Chris's truck. Did you know you could cram 7 in a truck? Don't worry, for safety's sake we didn't put them in the back :-) After driving through the mud, slush and snow with the owner and his little dog as the co-pilot we arrived! There was a little patch of trees to choose from. John brought his bow saw but luckily the owner sped things up with a chainsaw. We had so much fun - especially since we finally spent the day with someone other than each other. Yeah, Friends!!!!