Monday, December 10, 2012

a christmas tradition.






so every year our family packs up, piles in and heads out to Eustis, FL where you can find this treasure of a spot. this is Santa's Christmas Tree Forest, and we have been coming here since i can remember. mom, dad, sisters and now our growing families. the two little ones you see are my nieces emily (7yrs old) and hannah (18 months). i'm a little crazy about them. i absolutely cannot wait 'til next year when both mallory & i will be bringing our little ladies along for the very first time. 

john and i ventured off into the forest and found the perfect tree to chop down, bring home and call our own. she's all decorated and lookin' mighty fine for us first timers (photos to come). 

there's something about this place that never grows old. even the florida heat and a very large pregnant belly couldn't keep me from smiling away during our annual tree hunting trip. from petting zoos to horseback riding for the littles, to kettle corn and cooking your own hot dog by the fire, i am so thankful for this tradition. and so thankful to be blessed with such an amazing and loving family. 

i hope everyone has an amazing week and that your christmas trees fill your house with a smell that's as joyful as mine. i just CAN'T get ENOUGH!



I Lelli said...

your post is so full of life .... full of lovely story

xo Lelli Family

6HartsforHim said...

You are adorable and glowing! Little miss Hannah's piggie tails kill me. she is soooooo freakin' cute! And miss Emily is getting SO tall! Growing up so fast! Hope y'all have a very blessed Christmas! Love you cuz!

Jen said...

What a super fun tradition! And your belly is looking fabulous!

Elena said...

Looks like such a fun day! I loved all the pictures and your nieces are adorable!