On Sunday Jon and I braved the snow storm and got our first Christmas tree! We were both really excited to pick out the perfect tree for our first Christmas as a married couple. Jon grew up with mostly fake trees and insisted that we get a real one. I, of course, was totally down with that plan. Much to Jon’s surprise, I told him that when I was little my mom and I would go to the Christmas tree farm to select our tree. Jon couldn’t believe we actually went to a farm…or that Christmas tree farms even existed in California! He thought we just went to Target and picked one out. Ha! Leave it to the California girl to out-do the Michigan boy.
So we googled Christmas tree farms in Grand Rapids…and basically found nothing. I called a few places but the phone numbers didn’t work/they were closed. Since it was really snowing outside, we decided to forget our farm plan and just go to Flowerland to get our tree. Not quite the experience we had in mind, but we still found a great tree! Next year, we are chopping it down ourselves….maybe.
We played Christmas music and drank mimosas…it was perfect. Last year after Christmas my mom and I went to Target to buy a ton of ornaments at 50% off in preparation for this year. It was so fun to finally get to use them! We also had a box of Jon’s childhood ornaments that his parents gave us…some of them were pretty funny! Pancake and Henry knocked a few ornaments off to play with, but overall have been really good…so far.