Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Family Tradition

Since our move here in 2006, my husband and I started a family tradition of visiting Larwick Farms to cut down our Christmas tree, with my niece (Nora) her husband (Frank) and daughter Chloe. This year marks the third time we did this and it was truly a wonderful day, as their wasn't a cloud in sight and it was the first time I had seen so many people wandering around the field of many trees. My niece, Kim and her daughter, Ha'ani, joined us this year and it just made the day more enjoyable, even though Ha'ani, just wasn't in the Christmas mood. At nearly three years old, she didn't care about the trees or Santa, she was just happy when we were heading home with her candy cane in hand. It was funny!

As we walked around the field, with saw in hand, looking for that perfect tree, I almost became teary eyed, as I always do around this time of year. I just love the holidays! It was such a joy to watch the children who were their with their parents, just looking for the biggest tree and yelling, "Dad, this is the one!", and with saw in hand they cut it down and drag it over to their car, of course, not before stopping by the gift shop for hot chocolate, cider, candy canes and photo with Santa. As the kids are waiting to leave, you can hear them talking about what they wish that Santa would bring them this year and hoping that it would snow, so they'd get that day off from school. It was definitely a wonderful time!

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