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Two Peas and Their Pod: A Christmas Tradition

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Christmas Tradition



I am sharing one of our family traditions today. Every year my dad cuts down our Christmas tree. We live in the middle of nowhere in Illinois, so he goes out into the woods to find our tree. (kind of like Chevy Chase on Christmas vacation.)

My dad always comes up with a classic. One year he cut the top off of a huge tree and the next year he used the bottom. Our family is known for having the best "Charlie Brown" trees. I think the goal is to get the most hideous tree possible. We all love it though! Our tree is never lacking character, that is for sure!


This year Josh got in on the action. My dad let him do the honors and chop down the tree. The tree was missing branches on the back side, but it didn't matter. We stuck it in the corner. It looked perfect!!!
Everyone was surprised it had so many branches:) We picked out a winner this year!










We had a big dinner last night and will be with spending time with the family today. We are hoping to see Marley and Me too! Should be a great Christmas! Happy Holidays to all!

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27 Comments:

Blogger ttfn300 said...

great movie :) have a wonderful Christmas!!

5:22 AM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

Love that tree! Merry Christmas! - mary the food librarian

8:17 AM  
Blogger mikky said...

your tree is just perfect... specially your dad's cin rolls... :) Merry Christmas to you and Josh...

9:46 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Your tree is perfect! Have a wonderful Christmas!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

cut your own Christmas tree? Such a great tradition!

Merry Christmas!

2:30 PM  
Blogger suzi said...

Merry Christmas to you ALL, We will call you later. XOXO

2:51 PM  
Blogger Priscilla said...

Merry Christmas Josh & Maria! I can't wait to see Marly, but until then...hope you guys enjoy it!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Merry Christmas!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

hahhahaha what an awesome tradition. It is GORGEOUS ;)

7:56 PM  
Blogger Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Your tree looks great - Wishing you and all your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Cristine said...

What a fun tradition! Hope your Christmas was great!

10:59 PM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

HOw fun! You know your tree will never look like anyone else's.

Happy holidays to you!

12:52 AM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Merry Christmas Maria and Josh!! :)

5:36 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love Charlie Brown Christmas trees - it looks like yours is perfect. Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

9:13 AM  
Blogger anudivya said...

You know, I think that tree looks adorable... I don't like the too perfect ones!
Happy Holidays :)

10:23 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

That is a fun tree. Hope you had a great Christmas and continue your vacation with fun and family!

2:52 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

That's a good lookin' Christmas tree!

3:04 PM  
Blogger alexandra's kitchen said...

love it. the charlie brown Christmas trees are the best. and i love the Chevy Chase reference, too. Merry Christmas!!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Taryn said...

One year we used a tree we cut down from our yard- I didn't think anything of it at the time, but loking back at pictures it was very Charlie Brown like. Merry Christmas.

4:17 PM  
Blogger VeggieGirl said...

What a lovely tradition and fabulous photos!!

Wishing you a belated Merry Christmas :-)

6:51 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Sounds like a great tradition - hope you had a good christmas!

8:00 AM  
Blogger Natashya said...

Charlie Brown trees are the best!
I am pitching my artificial tree today. Next year I am starting a tradition of real (small) Christmas trees.
Happy New Year to you and yours!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Lori Lynn said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. The tree is charming, I suspect, just like your dad. It sounds like you have an easy-going family, with a great sense of humor!

6:07 PM  
Blogger Ari (Baking and Books) said...

That is so cool! What a great way to find the perfect tree. :)

Hope you and yours had a lovely Christmas!

6:46 PM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

Wishing you a wonderful holiday, Maria!

8:02 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Sounds familiar...one year when I was a kid we cut a crabapple tree from the pasture behind our house - no leaves just bare thorny looking branches. It was awesome for hanging ornaments though! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

10:06 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

That is too cute about the tree. I love when people forego formalities and just have fun! Hope you had an awesome Christmas. It sure looks like it!!!!

6:33 AM  

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