12.05.2012

A Hunting We Will Go

please forgive me. i have gotten into a bad habit of leaving my nice camera at home on all our adventures. all my recent pics are from my phone. 
it's been killing me!

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So we are falling in love with Colorado. It's kind of not really a secret.

Last weekend we went up to Fraser and cut down our very own Christmas tree. It was a bit of an adventure where we got lost (I was the navigator) and missed our group that we were supposed to meet up with.

No worries, we just had 25 servings of cornbread muffins all to ourselves + an extra 90 minutes in the car.

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When we arrived I thought to myself. Here we are! Going to take our 4 little girls up a mountain in the cold, we are going to saw down an innocent little tree, drag it down the mountain, tie it to our car, then go home and put it in our living room. Really. ?!?

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Nonetheless, I took the saw and Roo's little hand, Easy hoisted Rosie on his back, MaeMae and Ava searched for the perfect walking sticks and we hit the trail.

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I'm not going to lie to you. Hiking in the cold with 4 children can be frustrating. Along the way you have to make the best of it! I had the girls collect pinecones, look for sticks, throw snowballs, eat snacks (cornbread), jump over fallen logs, look for animals - anything to keep the whining to a minimum. :)


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Finally Easy spotted our tree. We all caught up and gathered around ate more cornbread, anticipated the cut, and listened for the "timber!"

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I half dragged/carried Roo back to the car, Easy hauled Rosie and the tree, Mae took the saw, and Ava was in charge of making sure her deadly walking stick wasn't poking anyone in the face.

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We did loose one little explorer on the way down. 

After tying the tree down we were off eating more cornbread and winding down the hill.  We stopped here in Winter Park and had some amazing real greasy delicious food to warm our bellies - Seriously I've never had a better dog!

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And at home we put her in water and busted out the decorations and ornaments. We are pretty proud of our fresh cut little tree.

MaeMae has been diligent at making sure I keep water on it and Roo does rather well at rearranging all the ornaments in her reach. 

The best part? It smells pretty amazing!

1 comment:

TheKeilShpeel said...

How cool that you got to cut down your own Christmas tree. Is it like in Utah where you have to have a permit or can you just do it. We wanted to our first couple years of marriage but between the permit and then we had to drive really far to the place they would actually let you cut them, we decided it wasn't worth it. I think it makes everything all that more special even if it was hard :)

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