It is hard to believe that Christmas is over and today is New Years Eve!
It is our Christmas tradition to get our Christmas tree from the forest near our house, and that is what we did!
This was back in the middle of December, and there wasn’t a lot of snow at this point. It is always challenging because this is at about 9000+ feet elevation, and there is a lot of walking to do, plus lugging a tree on the way back! Every year we tell ourselves we need to get in better shape! However, the views are pretty awesome!
We finally found our tree, and my husband got to do the honors
This year, we decided to place the tree on a tarp and drag the tarp back to our car, rather than carry the tree.
We took turns dragging it, but he did most of the work.
And then it is also tradition to have white peppermint hot cocoa when we get back home. Yum!
My husband decorated the tree … I must admit that is not my favorite part! This year, my mother-in-law gave us this Christmas tree skirt .. I love it!
We had a pretty low-key Christmas, due to the fact we both were working. We decided to do the adult thing and not give each other Christmas gifts this year, mainly due to financial reasons. Of course my hubby had to get me something – so I got a rosemary wreath! It smells sooo good!
I’m not one for doing looking back posts – I would rather look forward to what lies ahead. This year has been pretty challenging for me –unfortunately cancer took a few close friends, which really affected me and caused me to think about what really is important in life. My trip to India also really made me stop and think about what I want to spend my time on, and what really doesn’t matter. It has been a very introspective year! I am really looking forward to a new year with new adventures in store for us!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours!