Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Charmed Life

Every once in a while it seems as though we live a "charmed" life.  The weekend after Thanksgiving was no exception.

On Friday, Carter took Felicity on a morning walk.  To my surprise, it was very short...because sitting next to our dumpster (a little Black Friday shopping, anyone?), he found these:

We have been married a little over a year, and somehow managed without a dresser.  I have been wanting one for a while, scouring Goodwills and Craig's List, but never willing to break down and actually buy.  And out of nowhere TWO dressers appear -- completely free, in great condition, AND something we likely would have picked out ourselves! Charmed life, you ask, I dare say yes! 

Saturday, we went to go chop down our Christmas tree, a tradition we started last year and plan to uphold each year.  It is the perfect opportunity for Carter to use his axe!  We awoke early Saturday morning and drove to Bennington Pines (about a 10 to 15 minute drive), and it exceeded all of our expectations!  We found ourselves on a hayrack ride, accompanied by a few other young families.  The hayrack ride took us to fields and fields of different sorts of Christmas trees, and then we set out to find our perfect tree.  We settled on a perfect Scotch Pine, and Carter looked mighty good and manly chopping it down! Our tree, now also transported by the hayrack, was taken back to the entrance, where they evened out the stump, bundled the tree in a net, and attached it to the roof of our car! The service was excellent and they even provided free hot chocolate and candy canes!  This early dawn morning was nothing short of a fairytale!

Enjoying the hayrack ride

Fields and fields of Christmas trees

Quite possibly my favorite picture ever <3

And our charming tree, lit and decorated!

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