We have secured –
– the 2016 Temple Family Christmas Tree!
We went tree hunting this past weekend in Petaluma for the third year in a row with our friends Jessica and Larry. We adore this kickoff to our holiday season; it’s a real tradition now in the Temple household. But THIS year was special, since the little bundle of joy Jessica was carting along in utero last year was out in full banana-biscuit-gobbling force for 2016, ready to have a say in her second (technically, but by just a few days) Christmas tree:
It’s really fun to share this tradition with friends, and to think that while Madison is just a wobbly little wee right now who likes to nibble tree bits more than anything else, next year she’ll probably be running all over the farm. And then she’ll probably be picking out the tree. And then she’ll probably be telling us that the trees we pick are lame… And so on and so forth…
And we’ll remember when she was indeed being carted around the farm in utero, and mom complained that that photo made her look “BIGGER THAN THE WHEELBARROW!!!”
It’s really fun. 🙂
I mean, LOOK AT HER:
I love my friends, and I love their kids. I still don’t want any of my own, but I sure do want to play with theirs. A lot.
PSST – And babysit!
Oh, and don’t worry – mom and dad got Madison a nice, soft Monterey Pine. Great for decorating (possibly nibbling), no need to worry about injuries of any sort. Trent and I finished our cypress with a few bloody fingers and are pleased with the results, nonetheless:
Bring on the holidays! Ho, ho, ho.