Dec 13, 2014

The Griswald's Were Here !

A spruce tree that I found in a planter by the pool about 15 yrs ago ... just 2 little needles sticking out of the dirt ... finally finding a home where once a large maple stood ... now about 18' high in front of our home ! ... 500 little lights on it


Today we had our annual Christmas tree hunt. 
The older kids enjoyed the trek through the bush as much as the grandkids enjoyed it ... Baby Sabrina is 15 mos. and walked most of the way !
This year we went to a tree farm that also offered hot chocolate with a few marshmallows for the kids to roast around 2 big campfires in the middle of the bush.
and they're off ...cold and damp today and quite foggy ... temp 0*C

dragging back their trophies ... look who's doing all the work ! my runner !

our 3 daughters and families ... Gramps in the middle ... kiddies out front

Amelia is yelling 'Merry Christmas !' 
the large campfire
... finished our hot chocolate and the marshmallows around the smaller campfire where Grandma could sit on a stump instead of a cold rock


  1. How lovely this is! You have a beautiful family. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. What a lovely family tradition!!! And some great photos to remember it all by. There is something so special about coming together and making memories. Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!

  3. Thank you ladies !
    These are great memories and I have a few years worth of these photos ... was thinking of making a book of them and giving each kid a copy for next Christmas ;)

    I hope all of you have a truly memorable Christmas this year !


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