Monday, December 6, 2010

Our First Christmas Tree!

This past Saturday we took a trip to Gay's Christmas Tree Farm in south Augusta. The owner is the father of one of our small group members. They grow several different breeds of Christmas can walk out to the field and pick and cut your own.

We could have chosen to cut our own tree, but instead chose an 8 ft. Fraser Fur from the pre-cut ones {Fraser Furs are native to North Carolina and only grow at high elevation, by the way}.

This is Cary's first year of having a live Christmas tree.

Mr. Gay is shaking out the tree, getting rid of any loose needles. And I can attest, that little shaker machine works! We did not drop a single needle in the apartment putting that tree into our stand.

Up and in the stand {hopefully safely secured} and full of water!

Now to decorate...
We decided to decorate the tree with our ornaments from childhood. So every ornament on the tree was either handmade by (or for) us, given as a gift, or acquired over the years.

Oh, yeah. What do you think of the tree skirt? It cost me $1 from the Dollar Tree. Ha ha!

The first ornament to go on the tree was a gift from my Mom and Dad {the Lenox Wedding Cake ornament}. It says "Our First Christmas Together."

Adding more....

Cary helped, too...

The Finished Product:

Close up:

One of the homemade ornaments from when Cary was young: