Monday, December 9, 2013


the first saturday in december is always my favorite. not because it's december {well, that, too} but because as a family we go out to get our christmas tree! i am not sure when the tradition started, but as long as i can remember we all piled into the truck, blasted christmas music and felt like little kids as we made our way to the tree farm. now, i set up my own christmas tree about a week ago, because, well, i just couldn't wait. and can you blame me?

so after i woke up from my cold induced sleep {come on, body, it's almost gone!} and my brother got home from work, we all set out in the freezing cold to Galehouse Tree Farms in Doylestown, OH. this year it was my brother's turn to pick out the tree, and while i am more for the biggest, fattest and most full tree, my brother loves the traditional triangle shape. and i think he picked the perfect one this year. it has already proven to bring memories into the Rhodes household because yesterday, it rained in our living room. it was so muddy outside that the tree was a little dirty. to clean it off, my dad had to spray it down. well, we may have brought it in a little too early out of excitement because it sounded like an actual rainfall as the droplets fell and soaked our carpet. all is well now, but that sure was interesting!

pictures, if you are wondering, were taken with my iphone and edited with the VSCOcam app.

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^^^ except for the muddy ground, it was the perfect day for picking out our christmas tree.

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^^^ one of the best parts of this farm is it has live reindeer. can't help but think of the film, Prancer, when seeing them.

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^^^ chopping down our own tree is always so exciting. although, someday, it would be cool to live in the city and go to a tree farm on the side of the street. looks so festive.

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^^^ brave brother carrying to ginormous tree to the car. he may have almost fallen over but recovered pretty quickly.

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^^^ the inside of the barn is beautiful! you can buy hot chocolate, hot cider and popcorn, sit by the fire and warm up by the fire from the cold. there are also some amazing christmas decorations, ornaments and treats in there as well.

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^^^ zip was extra loveable on the way to the farm and home. i think he was happy to get to go pick out our tree!


  1. Pretty pictures! And looks like you go a nice tree!