tree hunting

we went on our annual family christmas tree outing on sunday. my family has been going to the same farm for around 15 years, big tree plantation. we have watched that christmas tree farm grow and grow over the years and dare i say, i think it has outgrown us. the farm is owned by a family and i am so very happy for them that business is so great but it was just so incredibly busy this year that it lost some of it's charm and fun. that being said we did manage to find trees and to have a good time, which is easy with this bunch.

tree hunting 2013

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tree hunting 2013

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tree hunting 2013

tree hunting 2013

tree hunting 2013

these sorts of family holiday traditions are so much more fun with children. seeing how excited eleanor gets when she sees christmas trees and hearing her ooh and ah over houses covered in lights (no matter how dismal or tacky) makes my heart so happy. christmas is a time for magic and there is nothing like having children around to remind me of the beauty in simple things. i am so grateful for these two and their affect on my sight.

my sister in law took some pretty stunning photos from the day. have a look here.