Sunday, December 07, 2008

Brrrrr...Christmas Tree Weekend!



Finally, after much deliberation, we decided to get our tree. We were (or mostly me, I guess) unsure whether or not we'd actually get a tree this year with us traveling so close to Christmas and I didn't think I wanted to go to all the trouble if we wouldn't be home to enjoy it the whole time.

BUT....

My boys (and, surprisingly, my hubby - who is a notorious "Grinch/Scrooge" around this time of year -not with money, but with decorations, parties, wrapping gifts, socializing, etc......Though....Um....really, he's not THAT bad!....was FOR getting it!) were upset when they thought we might not get our tree....so....I gave in.

We went to our usual place, Noel's Tree Farm in Litchfield, NH...a great place...and had a really fun time. Was hoping to meet Jackie there but, sadly, we missed each other again this year.

We picked out a beautiful 8 foot Balsam - a little slim and pretty tall - and, though we couldn't cut it ourselves (those were TINY!!!), it's pretty fresh. Smells mmmm.....

The tree farm had a huge fire to roast hot dogs and marshmallows over - the boys LOVED this part!



And I was able to snap a quick pic of the three of my "boys" without any silly faces (an almost impossible job!)....



And...Ian got a pic of me and the boys, but it's strangely distant....



It was the perfect day - spending time with the boys (and very little arguing...lol), snuggled by the fire and bringing home a gorgeous tree. I love New Hampshire!

BTW- WEIGHT WATCHERS UPDATE: I'm up to having lost 24 pounds (2.4 last week!) and also made my 10% a couple of weeks ago. Pretty cool!

8 comments:

Donna said...

You can definitely tell you lost weight. You look great Gina!

Nice tree! I just love the smell of a real tree.

Heide said...

You look fabulous! I need to lose 15 pounds, but the thought of failing prevents me from starting.

The tree hunting expedition looks wonderful.

Jackie said...

Sorry we missed you! You guys look great.

Julie said...

Gorgeous tree and handsome "boys"! Sounds like you had a geat day.

Congrats on the Weight loss (I miss my updates). You're doing such a fantastic job!!!!!

cayli said...

Nice job on the WW front!

You all look great and so does the tree. Now to decorate it. We did ours this weekend. Have fun!

Amy Boogie said...

Congrats on the loss!!! 10% is a great thing.

Leslie said...

What a handsome family, your oldest boy looks so like you.

Carol said...

Hey Gina,
Just moved to Londonderry in July and couldn't believe when I saw your pattern posted (52Scarf) and saw you were from Londonderry too! I think we live very close to each other. I am on ravelry as Labmom. Check me out. I would love to meet you - looking for like minded people in Londonderry!