Same tradition for the last 5 years....Red Barn in Orting. Gorgeous day this year for the annual tree cutting. Kids love the train and the caboose. And my sister and I amazingly arrived 2 minutes apart without even planning it!
Cutest brothers ever.
Ry and Brynn---best buds! Can't believe how much bigger they are this year compared to last year!!
How cute is miss Brynn??!
BFF's Addy and Paige
The official Pettingill Family Christmas tree of 2010!
And Paige took this shot of the whole family together!
Ry liked this one (maybe in a few years RyRy!)
All the cousins....pure happiness!
Our superman carrying our tree back to the train.
And every year this happens...but I get 2/3rds of the way up the tree with the lights and run out ---- due to broken strands!! Had to run to Fred Meyer to buy 6 extra boxes...thinking that was plenty...only to use every last one! And 3 hours later, 20 strands of lights later....the tree was ready to be decorated. No photos of the 'process' this year. Just the finished product. And I would do it all over in a heart beat. Love the fresh tree and the twinkling lights!
With the Christmas tree ornaments and lights....out comes the boxes and boxes from the garage of Christmas decor. The kids LOVE when the boxes come out, the advent calendars go up, our elf (Charlie) returns, stockings are hung, garland is everywhere. Festiveness in every spot!
And my two favorite Christmas decor finds this year (both at Pier1).
These darling glitter Christmas trees for my centerpiece on my table.
And these giant gold stars.
And cute picture of Ry who often 'borrows' the baby Jesus from the nativity to have conversations with...so adorable. He is actually understanding the story now (because the kids insist on acting out the nativity each Sunday for family home evening). Couldn't be happier about it. The reason for the season ringing true!