Yes, it's real!
Living in Washington Bonus:
You can cut down your own Christmas Tree!
Two choices this year:
Get a permit, hike up into the forest and cut down our tree
Drive 20 minutes and chop one down at a tree farm
We went the easy route, considering we are first timers! It was freezing and we trekked all over the farm to find the perfect tree. We finally zoned in on a tree very close to the farm owner’s house!. He told us that we chose a very special tree because it got all the water from the sprinklers around his house. Even though it was only 8 feet tall, it’s about 18 feet around! The boys (one was willing, the other reluctant... gee, guess who?) started sawing away
Sean still thinks he lives in Texas and all he needs is a thin sweatshirt. This was his attempt at creative wardrobe problem solving. We couldn’t decide if he looked more like a bunny or a dog. What do you think?
The house smelled fabulous and the tree looked great. Although, we may try to get a tree with a little less "girth units" in 2012. Maybe next year we will get really brave and hike through the forest for the perfect tree!