The search for the Schaumburg Christmas tree has become one of my favorite things! Each year we venture to Granville, Ohio in hopes to find the perfect little tree…one that’s just the right height, has just the right amount of fullness, and that has the most outrageous fresh-pine scent! Typically, after a ton of sawing (this year Hunt cut it down in about two minutes…I was impressed) we caravan home to spend the rest of the day decorating by the fire. This year was no different…except for the silly little person that kept skinning our sprigs of their needles:) Seeing Bridgers face light up at the site of our tree makes my heart feel warm. He smiles at the tree when we come downstairs in the morning, grinning when daddy turns on the pretty lights. I sometimes forget that he’s seeing things for the first time. So many new things to experience over the coming months. We head to Jackson in just under two weeks. I can hardly wait for him to see it all covered in snow! For now though, we’ll enjoy our tree and the thick white snow of our suburban streets.
Some pictures from our day in Sharon Woods. Auntie was in town and it was a perfect Fall day! As I’ve been busy lately with work, I really live for these moments as a family. Seeing Bridger smile at a falling leaf, a wind blown tree, or a goofy grin from daddy- those are the things that help me get through our time apart.
Today I’m missing this sweet boys 8 month birthday. And although I’m in STL working on a really fun project…I’m so sad to be away from my family! Wishing my little man the happiest of birthdays:) I love you Bridge!!
(Photo from this past weekend at Farm Fest. We had the most amazing time with the Maciejak’s, our Derby crew, and the Deal’s. More pictures to come…)
We had a crazy weekend…and picking pumpkins was just about our only downtime as a family. Although the weather was overcast and rainy, we happened to make it to the pumpkin patch in between the showers! We tromped through the mud to find the perfect orange/green pumpkin! Bridger was fascinated with the whole experience…minus the hoards of bees that were swarming!
On our walk the other day we stumbled upon the best old swings! This summer we had a new playground installed down the street from our house and they made the baby swings big, bulky, and plastic! Just horrible. So we were so excited to find these old ones at the playground near my childhood home just a few blocks away. I’m sure we’ll be spending lots of time here…cause this boy looooooves the swing!