Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas tree adventures

Much to my dismay, we didn't get a Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving.. Or for that matter, the day after Halloween. :) jk. Anyway~ we were going to get ours on Thursday night, but we were feeling lazy so Jonathan said, "let's just get it on Sunday." And lucky we waited, because on Friday Melody called and said she works with a lady who lives in San Isabel forest (about 30 min outside Pueblo) that has an overabundance of trees that she needed to get rid of. So today, Jonathan, Amelia and I, and Melody and Tom bundled up and loaded up in the car for a short trip to the forest. We had a great time, got a tree for free, and made better memories doing it than going to Home Depot. Yay.

Amelia yawning from the beginning, turned into a few tantrums later, and a snooze on the way home.

Grandma and Amelia

Can you spot Jonathan in the midst of all those trees??

Melody having a wonderful day.. until she fell down the hill a little bit :(

Checking out a hole in the frozen creek. The water running underneath was so beautiful.


Our beautiful tree!

Funny how the tree looked so big in the forest, but pretty tiny in our living room. :)

There's just nothing quite like cutting down your own Christmas tree! What a wonderful day! Happy holidays everyone!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

All bundled up for... Winter??

Yesterday Jonathan got ambitious and decided to put up the Christmas lights on our house. Let me just say that I LOVE having a motivated, handy husband. Anyway~ He put some up in the morning, then came inside and ate lunch and hung out for a little while, then went back out to hang some more. Amelia kept going over to the front door, wanting to watch him so I figured there would be no harm in letting her go outside to help. So, we went in her room and got all bundled in a coat and hat, gloves and boots. She pretty much looked like the kid from A Christmas Story. Hilarious. After she was all geared up to go, we opened the front door to realize it was almost 60 degrees out! What kind of winter is this?! Don't get me wrong, I hate the cold and I'm glad it's not cold, but I know what's going to happen is that it'll be nice until the week I'm trying to travel to Grand Junction. Then there will be a blizzard and all the roads will be closed. Anyway~ She looked cute: