The first weekend in December is always busy in our town. It is the festival of lights weekend with a tree lighting, luminarias, and a parade, the ballet has several performances of The Nutcracker, there is an arts and crafts show, the gingerbread house making workshop and display, and the Holiday community concert with the Chelsea Chamber Players and the high school orchestra and Choir. So many activities that there is no way to do them all.
We were busy this weekend trying to do all that we could. We even squeezed in cutting and decorating our Christmas tree.
Actually, we harvested three of our trees this year. D and M both wanted trees for their apartments this year.
We started planting Christmas trees when the boys were young and cut the first of our trees in 2010. It makes me very happy that we can take a short walk past the barn and choose the perfect tree or three.