Monday, December 12, 2011

O, Christmas Tree

Josh got this past Saturday off, so we bundled up the baby, took off behind the house a ways and lopped off the top of a Black Spruce for our Christmas tree (we cut up the rest of it for firewood).  For those who have not experienced Alaska, these spruce are a unique sort of tree.  They are one of the very few that grow on the permafrost ground and sort of look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.  But the skinny tree fits better in our cabin and has more room for ornaments and presents! =)








Neither Fynn nor Clancey were too sure about the chainsaw, but really enjoyed the rest of the walk.  We got the tree thawed out and were able to decorate it after church yesterday while drinking peppermint cocoa (me) and spiced Russian wine (that would be my eclectic husband) and listening to Trans Siberia Orchestra.   Fynn was just in awe and so wanted to help with the ornaments!  I love seeing his wonder at this season and I can’t wait to teach him what it’s all really about!


 



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