last week

I wanted to wait to post these, since the giveaway 
needed to be the top post until it was over. 

We got our tree last week! 
Decided not to cut one down... we've decided we like the pre-cut ones much better. 
We went to the same farm that we went to last year and had a lot of fun, again! 
I put these pictures in Antique color. 
No worries... Washington hasn't turned light yellow and brown'ish :) 

we thought the word 'Nobel' was a misprint, but the lady inside said 
it was done on purpose. 
Jason still liked the sign and took the picture :) 

"hey, Kara! The camera is THIS way!"
Nope... never works. 

I love how lost in thought I was here.... its just a tree, lady! ;-) 

the posed one. 

this is the one we picked! 

We went home for our Christmas tree tradition and had hot chocolate, 
watched Elf and decorated the tree. 
While Jason was putting the lights on the tree, 
Kara decided to get cozy and climbed under the 
tree skirt for a little rest. 

I can't tell you how excited it makes me to see these to becoming 
best buddies. 
Last night when they were going to bed, Rachel leaned over the 
top bunk and said "Good night, Kara girl... I love you!" 
and Kara replied with "G'nite Wachel! I love you to the MOON!"

excuse me for a minute while my heart melts. 

9 {comments}:

Erin said...

Great photos! I love the one of you examining the tree. :)

Shane "Christmas Lights Rule" Eckert said...

Neat pix. Looks like you guys had fun. Of course I secretly hate that people can have real trees, our fake one is okay, but curse my Asthma and Allergies. Curses I say!! :-)

Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas to you Arnold's. You that is still really odd to say, Arnold's ....Mr. and Mrs. Arnold ... :-)

Stef said...

Thanks Erin! I keep laughing though, at how serious I look. Like I'm examining gold or something :)

Shane, that's a HUGE bummer! Sorry about that. We've noticed both the trees we've had up here smell SO strong. Not sure if its because we live right where they're chopped down or if its the kind we're getting... but the smell is over powering if you're right next to it :)

Carrie said...

Aahhh! That IS heart melting!

Love the picture of Kara under the tree skirt!

We have to do the fake tree this year. :-( Dr.s said no real tree. On the plus side, no needles to sweep.

Gina said...

Talk about kids getting big--yours are shooting up too--esp Kara! Love the bonding b/wn the girls. So sweet!

Stef said...

Carrie, you're right! I like how you look on the plus side :) Sorry you can't get a real one. I guess its a small price to pay, in the grand scheme of things.

Gina, I know! They're all getting so tall too. Rachel completely bypassed size 4T and went straight into the XS in the big girl's section and Kara wore 2T for like 3 months. Its nuts. Going by too quickly.

Jane said...

my heart is melting too ;) I miss my bunchkins! Great pictures!

Jessica said...

What a sweet family day!! And I love the photo effects...and that adorable tree! :)

~ Kristen said...

Thank you for sharing adorable family love the photos. You guys are precious! I am glad I know you!


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