Dec 7, 2013

Christmas Tree Farm

It's that time of year again!  Time for our family's annual trek to Yawn Station Christmas Tree Farm!  We had hoped to be there opening day to choose our tree and come back later to cut it down, but we were out of town and not able to do that this year.  Instead we ended up having to squeeze our trip in between packet pick-up for my half marathon and the Cline Family Christmas Party, but since it was pretty cold that day we were actually fortunate that we didn't have more time to linger in the frosty air.  

We have been customers of Yawn Station since the first year that they opened, (2010, 2011, 2012) and I cannot say enough about how wonderful their farm is.  The family that owns it has been so sweet to us.  We look forward to seeing them again each year.  They remind me of one of my favorite holiday books, The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs.  This year they truly went above and beyond just like the family in the book by allowing Stella to select a tree that was not for sale yet!  They are so kind and if you live anywhere near Independence, your tree should come from Yawn Station...
The dreary day did not put a damper on our fun...










Watts is already in training for his first World's Strongest Man Competition...
It's hard work...


Watts had a little trouble navigating through the tree field in his snowsuit...
We have a hilarious video of this that we'll have to post later...
Watts also helped Daddy with his fashion sense...
The girls and their pick.  Unfortunately, this tree was not for sale.  Or at least it was not supposed to be.  When Mr. Gersch found out Stella wanted that one, he made sure that Stella got that one...








"Aaaah!  Don't run over me!"

Still practicing...
The girls had a blast on the tire swing...





Stella recently discovered that she can pick up Watts.  She now takes every opportunity to do so...

This was the best we could do for a family picture...
We had a great time once again at Yawn Station.  The girls chose the mini tree for themselves and since their lot was a little sparse at this point in the season we also selected a tree that was shipped in for our main tree.  We can't wait to visit the farm again next year!

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