cincinnati in photos: part 2


the second week of our trip brought with it my favorite of holiday traditions. picking out a christmas tree. for years my family has driven to big tree plantation to pick out and cut down a tree. when we were much younger (much) we would listen to the chipmunks christmas album on the way. thankfully we've grown out of that! it was raining and muddy this year but that didn't stop aaron and chelsea from "frolicking" or us trekking to find the perfect tree. (my mom is pretty picky) once mom found her tree and my dad and stijn cut it down we went inside to enjoy hot chocolate and to see the reindeer. it was so great to introduce stijn and eleanor to our tradition and i can't wait to pick out our own tree next time.