Saturday, 8 December 2012

Memories of Drysdale's Tree Farm

We haven't put up our tree yet... I know, I know, it's sad.  We've been so busy with hockey and work and stuff.  Like having our kitchen ceiling drywall repaired (we had a wee water issue upstairs) and the entire main floor patched and prepped for painting... who does that just before Christmas??  We always get a real tree, and we try not to put it up too early because no one wants a dried-out-dropping-needles-all-over-the-floor-dead-stick by the time Christmas Day rolls around.  Now it's crunch time.  We really need to get our tree this weekend but there's the small matter of a hockey tournament going on, which means there won't be time for one of favourite family outings to Drysdale's Tree Farm.  I love, love, love this place and we've made an event of getting our tree there almost every year since we've lived here.  It's magical.  Horse drawn wagons, hot chocolate and bonfires, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, sled dogs, a Town Crier, Christmas carols, and the most beautiful shop for decorations and ornaments.  Not to mention the best selection of Christmas trees I've every seen.  *Sigh*  We'll likely end up at a tree lot at a grocery store sometime this week, and the tree will be lovely, and it will officially be Christmas at our house, and all will be well... but I will miss this:








39 comments:

  1. beautiful pictures !
    im following you back !

    jenn
    Hello-Gutentag

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  2. wow... that place looks like so much fun.... love it!

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  3. Oh what fun it is to ride...
    Looks like such a fun day.
    Thank you for linking up to the Empowered Living hop. Hope to see more of you and your wonderful posts.

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  4. I follow your blog and love it!!! What a beautiful picture!! It simply screams Christmas!!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!:):)

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your weekend :)

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  5. We have gone to a tree farm every year since our kids were 4 and 1 (they are now 23 and 20). Our favorite tree farm closed a few years ago (I still miss their cider doughnuts!), but we have found others. I don't think we'll make it to the farm until Dec. 22 this year -- can't get much later than that -- because that's when the kids will be home after final exams. I figure this may be our last year to cut a tree all together, so I'm willing to wait.

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  6. What a lovely experience. We usually just use a fake tree but next year we are cutting one down from our back yard. (Before my folks owned this place it was a tree farm. lucky me!!) What great memories for you children to go to that place.

    Candice
    www.lillythroughthevalley.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow, I can see why you will miss that; Drysdale tree farm looks amazing! But new memories are good too. ;)

    Stopping by and following from the blog hop! Have a great weekend!

    julee @ diylouisville.blogspot.com

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  8. these are great photos - it looks like you had a wonderful time! thank you for visiting my blog!

    xox P

    phiphi's blog

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  9. Our hockey rink has been under construction building an additional rink. No tournaments for us, in fact no games for the last two weekends. SHOCKER, I know! This year is we have been able to get shopping done and put a tree up early. YAY! I do miss hockey though. Drysdale tree farm looks like an amazing place to make family memories. Wishing you luck at the tournament!

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  10. Hello! Found you VIA the Aloha Bog Hop...new follower :)follow me back please.
    http://fashionwithfitness.blogspot.com/

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  11. That looks like it would be an amazing time and so festive. How disappointing to not be able to go this year.

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  12. Ok I have to admit, looking at those pictures made me cold! Brrr! Thanks for stopping by Moms Surviving Kids! Following you back :)
    hugs,
    Megan@ www.momssurvivingkids.com

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  13. Ohhh, I would be sad to miss out too - that looks awesome!

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  14. I'm so jealous that you get to spend Christmas in a cold climate! I'm sweating here! And don't feel bad, we just put up our tree this past weekend.

    ♥ Duckie.

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  15. aw, that's looks too beautiful and too fun to miss.

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  16. Looks like so much fun!

    xo, Emily
    bluedogbelle.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Jenn! Drysdale's Tree Farm looks AMAZING! But you know what, your tree will also be amazing no matter where you get it...because, it will be "your family's" tree...have a nice Christmas ♥
    Your blog friend, Dawn

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  18. Hi there. I'm hanna and I found you on the blog hop!!!! Your blog is fantastic! I love making new friends!!! I'm your newest follower, please come by anytime www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! xoxoxo Hanna

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  19. The snow looks so dreamy and beautiful!

    Thank you so much for participating in our Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I am following you, of course!! Wishing you and yours a lovely week!!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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  20. Everything looks just lovely. My favorite shot is the busy scene in the second frame, that looks like a postcard.

    I'm visiting from the On My Mind Tuesday hop.

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  21. Wow! This looks like such a fun time. Especially with the snow :) Those wreaths are gorgeous. I can see why you will miss going there this year! Thanks for linking this post up to On My Mind Tuesdays. Oh and I'm following via Bloglovin' now. Trying to grow my followers there!

    Have a fab week friend :)

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  22. I found you thorough Eloping Stethoscope. We have alot in common, I too stay up late reading...too late...tired in the mornings☺ And lazy days at the beach...oh so yummy.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos...your newest follower.

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  23. Great photos! That looks like a whole lot of fun for the whole family! :]

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  24. Hi Jenn,
    These are such wonderful photos. It's always nice to see how other people spend their time, especially at this time of year.
    Thank you for stopping by the Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop and for commenting. I always appreciate it.

    Karina

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  25. Hi Lovely, I'm your new follower from Thumping Thursday.
    Love your awesome blog. Feel free to check out & follow my blog @ www.revampspunkyrena.com
    xoxo
    Rena

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  26. I found you at the blog hop over at Little Inspirations. Following you now and would love to have you follow my blog as well. Please leave a comment so I'd know you stopped by. Thank you in advance!

    Labrijoy @ Reality Strikes Mommy

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  27. Hi! I love the photos even if I'm not a big fan of snow. Because in France, when there is 1 centimeter of snow, it's the chaos lol Thank you for being part of Grow your blog linky. I'm following you back through GFC and Pinterest ;)
    Cheers

    http://ellecrafts.blogspot.com

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  28. I love all of the photos! Thanks for stopping by Back to the Basics. Following back!

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  29. I can see why you'd miss it this year / looks awesome!

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  30. How wonderful!!! I wish we lived close to a place like this!! What magic goes on there;)

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  31. So glad I found your site via Simple As That. I'll be visiting often! Love this post!...and that farm looks like a destination that I think needs to be on my travel bucket list! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Oh my goodness, what a fun place! Its been lovely visiting your blog, our Christmas experience is so different in the heat and humidity of an Australian summerxx

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  33. Lovely pictures, looks like you had a blast!
    Thanks for linking up to followers to friends :)

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  34. I am soooo glad that I found your blog! I am your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you'd hop on by and follow me back!

    xoxo-
    Sarah
    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

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  35. Awl wonderful memories. Thanks for hopping by and sharing at Thumping Thursdays.

    We hope to see you again tomorrow!

    http://mrsdchastain.blogspot.com

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  36. I LOVE these pictures! The Drysdale farm just looks so beautiful! I'm sorry you had to miss it--maybe next year???

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  37. Oh, the place dos look magical and it's so unfortunate you couldn't make it this year. I'm sure the perfect tree will find you anyway. Merry Christmas.

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