Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2011 Tree Hunt

Now, I ask you, how Canadian is this photo?  lol  Here we are heading off to the Kananaskis to look for a tree - through a snowstorm and with a box of Tim Horton's Timbits on the dash of the truck!
We found the perfect spot and all climbed out.
My job is to get the fire going...
and the meal ready for when everyone gets back from trudging through the snowy forest finding "the perfect tree".
Even the snack after the tree hunt is a big family tradition - hot dogs over the fire, chili and hot chocolate.

Here is my dh, Gary, and dd, Katie - the intrepid tree hunters!

It would be easier to stop at the tree lot but how can you put a price on a smile like this?!


Annie said...

I had to go get another sweater while reading this post! I had never heard of Kananaskis and had to google it. Still not sure how to pronounce it! But you guys sure looked like you enjoyed the adventure!

Suztats said...

What a nice tradition! Hot chocolate over an open fire is the best! Were there marshmallows?

shawkl said...

Oh, that looks like such fun! I think you had the best job...by the fire! That is...after you got one going!

Marilyn said...

What a great tradition Kerry. I'm afraid our tree comes out of the closet (grin). Have a great Christmas

Carol said...

I remember one year when I decided to go out and find a tree to cut. Never happened. They were so scraggley. I don't live in an urban area, but its not wilderness either. I'd love to see a pic of yours all dressed out. Anyway, its a great family tradition. Part of what makes Christmas so special.

Merry Christmas!!