Christmas Tree Cutting ’12

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Denver in the morning. Isn’t she beautiful? You can see the snow capped mountains far in the background. Such a fun city.

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If you remember from last years tree cutting adventure, we go up into the mountains on every black friday to pick out the perfect Christmas trees (with permits of course). The drive from city to mountain is a beautiful one.

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This year the roads were exceptionally dusty (given the dry winter). Normally there is snow and mud, but this year dust.

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Look at our spread of food! It’s the fanciest tailgate I’ve ever seen ๐Ÿ™‚ Everyone makes something to share to accompany the annual turkey chili that is made with the Thanksgiving leftovers (Steve is so kind to make me a delicious veggie chili).

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Once our stomachs are filled, the great tree race begins!!

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We all search for the perfect trees. This year we were on a different side of the mountain and we were shocked at how many good ones we found. In previous years it would take hours and going deep into the woods.

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We found the tree! It even had an abandoned birds nest in it. Little did I know, when the photo was taken above, my body was freaking out on the inside.

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Once the trees are tagged, cut and mounted on the cars it’s time to pack up and hit the road back to Denver.

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It’s a beautiful drive in and then back out.

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After returning and washing down the tree (to rid any bugs), we got to catch this gorgeous sunset ๐Ÿ™‚

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