Tuesday, December 13, 2011

O' Christmas Tree

There were a few things on my "wish list" of things to do once we moved to Asheville...apple picking was the first one and cutting down our own Christmas tree was the second one. I am sure that list will grow as i discover all there is to do here but those were special to me.

Last Thursday we packed up the ole' mini van and drove about 40 minutes to a Christmas tree farm. It was such a fun morning. We spent about 30 minutes walking around tree's that were not for sale...thinking they were but just not priced as we were told they should be. oop's- our life story. And then we trekked up a bit farther and saw price tags...voila! There weren't many left but we found the most perfect tree for our space. Then- be prepared this is cheating- we just stood there and waited by our tree and they cut it down for us. Let's be honest, my wish wasn't actually to cut it down- I just wanted it to be on the farm still in dirt:) So...wish was granted. We then spent some time eating Christmas cookies and drinking cider. It was just as I imagined! We'll be doing this again next year. Just a few years ago we were carrying our tree home on the subway!

Finn hugs and kisses the tree! She is such a little honey.

Gabe hugs and kisses Finn! He is such a big honey;)

The finished product!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thanksgiving, etc....

We spent the holidays in Charlotte...so nice only being 2 hours away from family. Finn already recognizes and knows the grandparents and aunt's there. (that makes GAbe and I smile when we doubt the move).

Right before Thanksgiving some of our best friends from Brooklyn spent a few nights with us. They have a 4 month old daughter and we loved getting lots of cuddles in and Finn loved reading with her auntie and uncle!

On a more serious note- Gabe's beer was finally finished and ready for a taste test! He said the hops were great and blabbibty blah (said with love), and most importantly tasted great! (ps if you look closely you can see Gabe's friend washing our floor- talk about going above and beyond, thank you Steven for all of your help!!!)

Finn and I stayed a few extra days and spent the day at a childrens museum. It was perfect for Finn's age and she LOVED it. So did Grammy and I, although I think it was totally hitting me that my baby girl is not really a baby anymore. sigh.
(water table fun)