Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hunting a Christmas Tree (Idaho Style)

This year we decided to "cut down" our own Christmas tree.  So we loaded up the Tahoe with our family, and Micah, Lindy and their baby Alli.  We headed up to deer Creek (past Hailey) and headed into the woods.  We drove around for a bit, but the kids started to get cranky, so we decided to put on the kids' snowclothes and let them get out with us (bad idea).  We had to get back in the car as soon as we got their clothes on and they weren't happy at all!  In fact it was like we were at a concert featuring crying/screaming babies.  It wasn't terribly funny-but all we could do was laugh about it!

Bagged our prize tree!  Stewart shot it down with a 12 gauge shotgun, only took him 7 shots. Way to go babe!
Brogan had to wear pink snow pants since they were the only ones that fit him.  (We now know that even though pink snow pants are cute, black or blue are easier to put on a boy or girl).  But no worries Brogan rocked those pink snow pants!
Brogan, Alli and aunt Lindy having fun in the backseat while the men tie the trees to the roof!
Addison decked out and braving the snow.  She didn't much care to walk in it by herself though.
In fact she wanted to be carried the whole time we were outside.  :) What a goof!
Getting ready to load Micah's tree to the roof.
The kids got to ride in the back back of the car and they enjoyed being able to see everyone in front of them for once!
What good buddies!
Micah and Lindy's tree
Micah climbed to the top of the mountain to find his tree. I hiked half way up (with the intent to help him get the tree down the mountain), lost sight of him, the decided to go back down before I died of exhaustion.

Okay- this is my sister in law Lindy.  She lives in Dietrich and we see each other all the time.  Since she's the only sister in law that lives by me we're super close.  It makes it even better that she's just a year older than me, and has a lot of personality quirks that are very similar to mine (resulting in some very silly times).  I love Lindy and all the good times we have.  
A roll of toilet paper fell out of the car (where'd that come from?) and Stewart ran over it when he pulled the car out of the way for another car to pass.  Lindy (being the awesome human being that she is) put it in her pants and was acting the part of "goof ball".  And now the best part of this story- while I was snapping crazy pictures of toilet paper in her jeans, a car came down the road and we didn't even notice till it was right there! Some Hailey family is going to have a Merry Christmas with visions of Lindy's dancing in their head hahaha!  Love you Lindy!

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