Mindy and I have been hunting and chopping down a live Christmas tree now for three years. The first year we went up to Fulton Farms in Tipp City, Ohio, and we’ve been each year since. Three years ago it was snowing, and in the midst of all the trees Mindy said, “I feel like I’m in Narnia.” We went with some old friends, and needless to say, it was a blast. Here’s a shot from that first year:
The second year wasn’t nearly as fun, because it was raining. We got super muddy, but we found a great tree. This year God blessed us with some snowfall again, and although it was a little muddy, we hunted around and were able to find our perfect tree once again. Fulton Farms provides a horse drawn trailer to load up your tree once you’ve cut it down, which was a big help this year (with that baby in Mindy’s belly and all). If you’re in the mood to dress up for the cold weather and cut down your own tree, we definitely recommend the little drive up to Tipp City!
(Yes, I wear the same hat every year… and don’t wear it any other day…)
We’re a little bit picky about our tree decorating. No crazy ornaments, crazy colored lights, or tacky tinsel. We always go with the all white lights, and our ornaments all follow a white/pearl/red theme. The best part is that it looks pretty awesome with our blue walls! If you ask me, it looks great, but trust me, Mindy will be moving the ornaments, one by one, for pretty much the next three weeks. She’ll get it “perfect” just in time to take it down.
We’re pretty excited that three stockings will be four next year!