Good Morning! I missed you! It feels good to be home in my house; although that's not to say I didn't enjoy our mini-vacation. I get to kick start my week back to the grind with a few overnights, so posting might be a bit rocky for the next few days. Anyhoo, I'll try to load you up with a good post today.
Friday night we planned to high-tail it out-of-town to make the four hour trek to Mimi and Papa's house. We wanted to leave promptly after I got off work. Two hours later, we drove thru Burger King and hit the road. We drove straight to a Chik-fil-a. Hubby's bro was the live music for their Friday night. Our Chik-fil-a's aren't that classy. The kiddo's enjoyed Ice Dream and the play-land. Sorry, no pics. I was struggling to keep my eyes open.
The next morning, we hung out with the in-laws until lunchtime. We ate at a fabulous Italian eatery called Elizabeth's. It is extra fabulous because you can call your order in ahead of time. Then show up 30 minutes later, sit down, and they bring your hot food right out. Talk about heaven when you have a two and three year old. Plus, the food is yummy and I'm already dreaming about the next plate of chicken parmesan. After lunch, Hubs and I said our good-byes to the kiddos and drove West.
This weekend is National Pick Your Christmas Tree Weekend. Did you know that? Ok, maybe they just celebrate it in North Carolina. Every other car had a tree tied to its top. Many had two trees. Some pick-ups had their bed full. Seriously. I wish I thought to get a picture. I wish we hadn't already bought our Christmas Tree at Lowes. Wanna see a picture of a Christmas Tree farm?
Yes, I snapped this as the car was moving. Hubby wouldn't stop.
Love the dotted rows.
The hillside is COVERED. Amazing.
This isn't just one tree farm. There were several. I think we were the only one's who didn't buy a tree that weekend. We saw a guy at the Food Lion that night with, get this, FIVE trees tied to the top of his suburban. Hubs and I declared him the tree winner. Seriously, five trees. And he stopped at Food Lion before heading home. He must not have an antsy family waiting to decorate those five trees.
How do you obtain your Christmas tree? I already mentioned we purchased ours from Lowes. (hey, they were next to Target and I really didn't want look too hard. don't judge) We've always had a live tree since we've been married, but never gone to a Christmas Tree Farm. What's your family tradition?