12/03/2007

Christmas tree farm

Some of you know I live in a bit of a fantasy world. My fantasy this December day looked something like this ... Gather the family all together( we are all dressed very stylishly ), then jump into the car gleefully and excitedly looking forward to chopping down our most beautiful Christmas tree ever. Of course, we are all laughing and drinking our perfectly hot hot chocolate.

Now if we could just erase the kids and the husband from this reality, I might have actually come pretty close to the fantasy (minus the stylish dress and the hot chocolate). The Farm was gorgeous, their trees were perfect. Lots of tall skinny nobles. My favorite! They had a fire roaring outside of their rustic barn. Miles and miles of open fields misted over with light rain. I got to frolic in the mud (that is a good thing) searching for my fantasy tree. Once I found my tree, we loaded it in the back of Chris's candy red truck.

Now, fast forward to me giving the " you really need to appreciate, don't be such whiny, spoily brats, you'll look back on this some day" speech as we drove home! All the kids sulking as we walked inside the house. "Boy Mom, that sure was a lot of fun, thanks."

The amazing tree is now up in our family room waiting for me to.... gather the family(stylishly dressed) around its branches and adorn them with all of our delicate ornaments. We will sing Christmas Carols, drink our homemade wassail, and dance, until the children lay down their sleepy heads with dreamy smiles lingering.


I really think these pics say it all.

16 comments:

Sheri said...

I'm still laughing at Chris's face in the first picture. I am also sighing with relief that someone else is like me. My picture perfect excursions never turn out perfect for anyone. But they sure do make good memories.

ducklips said...

I like your fantasy world.

Someday your kids are going to put you in a home and you'll think it is a beautiful victorian house filled antique baubles and beads and pretty paper.

Darilyn said...

Hm...we are going next week to the same place and let's compare perfect fantasy days, okay?

Brian said...

At least Chris was wearing his ASU hat. All was not bad!

megan said...

ha ha ha! Thats all I have to say, I mean laugh.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, stop. That's so hysterical! Glad you have a beautiful tree, at least!

Chelsea said...

I just saw your comment on tom's blog. Email me: paceblog@aol.com.

All you lovely Bogle's are allowed into our party!! I left a novel of a comment on Tom's blog that you commented to me on for you all. :)

Aundrea said...

Oh, Merilee! I think we had the exact same day! Why do we, as moms, put so much pressure on ourselves? Nobody appreciates it anyway:) Have a fun-filled fantasy decorating that baby!

Mahina said...

we got our tree saturday! it wasn't the best day for tree getting, but we still had fun, wet, cold fun, but fun!

Bridget said...

Wow, we must be neighbors because I live in that fantasy world too! I love the reality shots. Sidney just looks pissed!

Cheddy said...

I am laughing so hard! Oh you crack me up! Your husbands face is priceless.

And Aundrea you had a great time and full of joy and glea! You were with us! Hello?

Bouncing Balls said...

All I have to say is

So True!

KrisBo said...

i totally laughed when i got to the pictures! sid's face is great! "i just want to leave." type of face.. poor mer. glad you got a real tree though! we have a fake one boo! and it it only allowed to have snowmen ornaments and has to be perfect cause my roommate is ocd about it.. LOL i might get my own little real tree..

Stephen said...

Mer, I only have one thing to say about Christmas: Bah Humbug.

Killing trees for a hallmark holiday while Walmart pollutes the world with toxins and greed. Crazy drivers almost killing me on their way to the next deal. They ought to outlaw all holidays. Especially this one

Emily said...

It's cold here. Suposed to snow sometime or a few times over the entire weekend. Brr... Am I too late to make it to the north rim for a tree? My dog has icicle ears. Nice pics!

jaust.me said...

I love your story! I read it to my fellow teachers and my class. The other teachers said, "Don't you wish our kids could write like that?" What a perfect description of our reality!