Friday, Geof and I did some Christmas shopping, grabbed a quick bite to eat at Friendly’s and finally went to BJ’s to get a trial membership. We were exhausted when we got home and called it an early night. I love the holidays, but there is something very draining about it.
Saturday, we met up with my mom for breakfast and then Geof and I headed off to Linvilla to get our tree. This is an annual tradition for us and something that we love doing together. They take you out on a hayride to the tree farm and you get to hunt around and pick your own tree. Once you claim it, you chop it down yourself and drag it to the first available hayride you see for them to tag it. Once we got back to the main area, we roasted some marshmallows by the fire and drank warm apple cider. A trip to Linvilla is never complete without a visit to the Farmer’s Market. We brought back some of their famous apple cider doughnuts, picked up our tree and headed home to set it up.
I heart Linvilla!
Cute little decorations they had around
Looking out at from the hayride at all those trees
This is the one!
Geof takes cutting down the tree very seriously
Getting ready to drag it back
I like my marshmallows well done
After we got the tree in place, we headed off to BJ’s for some major shopping. We came right home afterwards, put everything away and cleaned a bit. Another long, but productive day.
Sunday was spent around the house cleaning and decorating. It felt good to get everything done and have Geof’s help. We were very organized in putting everything away last Christmas, so it was a lot easier this time around. Sunday night was spent watching the Eagles game and the season finale of Dexter.
A little tree preview