Sunday, November 30, 2008

And On The Farm They Had A Tree ~ EIEIO

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We had a very nice day and wonderful weekend. Some of us have been a bit under the weather 'round these parts....but we are on the mend and preparing for lots of Ho~Ho~Ho's and jolly times.
So our family tradition, since the older siblings were in early grade school...is to go to a wonderful Christmas tree farm called Sleighbells on the day after Thanksgiving. Located in Sherwood, Oregon...we have gone to this place, on this day, for years and years. And good grief the world would cease to exist if we decided to go on another weekend....so this is what we do, and we love it and I wouldn't have it any other way...cha, cha, cha!
Welcome to Sleighbells...



Inside this ol' house is a gift shop, tea room, Halloween room,
free hot chocolate, homemade fudge, a wreath house....and....
Santa Claus!

Our third born....he was our " baby" for a long time
before the real baby of the fam came along 9 years later...


I couldn't be prouder of this handsome guy...a Specialist in
the U.S. Army....he deploys this coming year....that makes this Christmas
more important than ever...

And to think...it only took 45 minutes to pick one...
5 minutes to flag down the dudes with the chainsaws...

No words...just wet boots...


and some songs of delight...

This is what memory making looks like on the face
of an 11 year old...

There are some hot chocolates with your names
on 'em down yonder folks...notice the hats on these guys...one for Oregon St. Beavers (smile)
and one for University of Oregon Ducks....big time rivals...but still loving brother~in~laws...



Chubby tree 'o love...


Lights....now on with the ornaments...this, of course,
will take allllllll week...

The every changing view from the house...love it.

So on with my week of madness....the bazaar is this Saturday...and I
am having a blast preparing for it. As usual all of my good
ideas come at the last minute....frustrating and wonderfully, creatively,
yummy all at the same time.

I will share as the week goes on.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Smiles ~ Ramona

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi Ramona, I love your tree!!! Can't wait to see it finished! Nancy

Darlene said...

Hi Ramona,
What a wonderful tree! That would be so much fun to go and find and cut your own tree! I can't wait to see it all decorated!

Yolanda said...

Such a pretty one.Let us know what it looks like when you are finished. Thansk for stopping by.

Ms. Tee said...

Hi Ramona - oh, this is so sweet! I love your phrase, "this is what memory-making looks like on the face of an 11-year old". Your family is just beautiful. :) I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and you're all feeling better!

Bella Casa said...

What a beautiful tree and beautiful memories you are making, Ramona :)

xoxox
Bella