Good afternoon and happy Sunday! =D My favorite time of year starts during mid October when the cool autumn air first fills the city. This is the time of the year that I most love to spend time outside. Everything looks so incredibly beautiful, and there is something about the way it smells outside that makes me feel so happy. I feel the same way in December when it is brisk outside. There is something so exciting about getting ready for Christmas, and eventually, for the winter snow.
Every year, during the last weekend of November, Matt and I go to an amazing Christmas Tree Farm in Northern NJ to cut down our own Christmas Tree. It is something that I look forward to all year. The whole experience of planning our trip and going on our trip is so wonderful and relaxing. =D We always pick a really tall and big tree. This year, we claimed a 7 inch super fluffy tree.
Here are some pictures:
Here is Matt cutting down the tree =D
Here is Matt dragging the tree to the car while I stop an look at holes created by animals in the ground. =D
We invested in a really good stand this year. Every year prior to this, we used a cheap plastic stand and all of our trees fell over. It was impossible to get them straight. This year, we purchased a metal stand. It is absolutely AMAZING and will definitely last us for years to come. =D
After the tree is set up, we let it continue open for a few hours. The apartment smells like Christmas as soon we open the tree. After the sun has set, Matt and I blast Christmas music and decorate our tree. =D After we are done decorating, we shut the lights off, sit in the living room, and just enjoy the moment =D
I can not wait for our son to share in these moments with us. It is so exciting that he will be 10 months old when he enjoys his first Christmas. I am very passionate about early childhood development, so I already have a list of functional toys that he will be getting next year that will foster his cognitive, fine motor, literacy and language development. <3
Thank you so much for reading, happy holidays! =D