We picked out our Christmas Tree yesterday. We always get a big (10 - 12 f00t tall) short-needled tree. This year we had to cut the top off a 25 ft tree to find one we liked. It wasn't quite as full as we normally get, but I guess there is more room for ornaments that way. The weather was perfect for cutting a tree (20 degrees, no wind and a little snow). I am glad I had my whole family with to get a tree. I get more requests to get a fake tree each year, but I still love a real one.
We are in the middle of a blizzard! We bought two snowmobiles from Karen's cousin Nathan. Emily thought it would be fun to snowmobile in a blizzard! Alex thought it would be fun too, so the three of us braved the elements. The weathermen say this is the worst blizzard since 1997. When we came in, the temperature was 12 degrees below zero with a wind chill of 35 below. Pretty much everything is cancelled and the kids are hoping the storm lasts long enough to cancel school tomorrow. I have heard we have gotten 15 inches of snow. I don't know how they can measure the snowfall when all the snow doesn't seem to be falling down, but rather flying horizontally.