Sunday was pretty nearly a perfect day.
Woke up (not too early, there was light), drove through the countryside to meet our good friends Anne-Louise and Jon and their daughter Emma for brunch. Had favourite banana-nutella crepe of epic proportion (was delicious and just huge enough). Drove to Horton’s Tree Farm to cut down our very own tannenbaum.
Above is a picture of the tree farm. Isn’t it ideal? Bonus points for anyone who can name the famous Christmas movie I just quoted.
This is a shot of me carrying our gigantic tree to the waiting tractor and wagon. Jon and I hacked our two trees down with our bare hands (and a sharp saw) and then dragged them away. It’s a good thing Jon is a very outdoorsy-type guy and is always prepared. I forgot to bring gloves, a hat, and even proper footwear (my converse were soaked). Jon was kind enough to lend me gloves and let me use his saw! And yes, I do own one, I just forgot!
Hot chocolate by a campfire? Perfect. Marshmallows? Even better.
Here’s our tree all bundled up and ready to go! We brought him home, gave him a fresh cut and argued for the next hour about whether or not he was leaning to the left or right once in the stand. All part of the fun! Next up – the decorations!