You know the story… the family travels out in the station wagon, walks through the snow, searching for the perfect tree. With fingers almost numb and rosy red cheeks, the clouds clear and rays of sun shine down on the most beautiful, symmetrical tree you ever saw. A true Grizwold family Christmas tree moment.
Ya… it didn’t happen that way, but we did find a great new local location to buy a tree!
This year, we traveled up the old highway past Snoqualmie and North Bend, to a farm called Keith and Scott Tree Farm. It wasn’t quite the moment I described above, but we did have some fun. The location is picturesque, and I highly recommend it. With a long driveway, pulling into the trees, there was a lovely fire, plenty of helpful hands to help, and just good people.
I’m that kinda girl… when you give me a ton of options to choose something, it takes me forever to decide. If I have just a couple options, I generally decide instantly. Well there were a lot of tree options, but I knew I wanted a tall skinny Noble Fir. With a rinky dinky saw in hand, we set off one direction only to travel the other direction to come upon a beautiful slender tree with lots of spaces between the branches. Those are my favorite! Yep, this was the one… and it wasn’t too tall. It was a Turkish Fir.
And it was starting to rain… so we needed to decide soon!
My husband had the saw, who was reluctant to get to sawing! In about four swipes of the saw and he was ready for help. Within moments, he and Bradley walked off to retrieve help. Of course, the help, who was actually Scott, came walking over with a chainsaw in hand. Yes, it took all of 2.5 seconds for that tree to come down and about two minutes for us to be packed and ready to head on back down the road.
A U-Cut Christmas tree place is definitely the way to go. It isn’t just picking up a tree, it’s an experience.
Once the tree was home, it was time to bring it inside. Perhaps, I miscalculated the size of the tree as it stood amongst a forest of trees, because all of the sudden it was HUGE in our spacious living room.
Who knew these large trees were SUCH a chore!
It took so many strands of lights, countless steps up and steps down on the dining room chairs, and the furniture had to be moved and re-moved several times. But I got it!
Wishing you all the peace and warmth of the season, now…and always.