Mr. Wes’ Christmas Tree

One of my favorite Christmastime stories as a kid was Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree, so that’s why the title. We went to go get our tree today. This year we won’t be flying to visit family so we have the opportunity to start some of our own traditions with Abi. Since we’re frugal, and like to drive in the mountains, we took advantage of the Henderson mill’s (that’s where they process the stuff that Wes helps extract) offer of one free tree for any employee of Henderson. We were under the impression that it would take us all day to find one and we would be hiking something like 8 miles in 4 feet of snow, so it also sounded like good training. Instead, we only hiked in about 1/4 mile on a plowed road, took a quick detour into the 4 feet of snow, and found a great tree about 15 minutes later (at least I could use something from my previous life – having an idea of where trees would be getting enough light to have decent shapes). We were kind of relieved, since my throat is so sore today I can’t talk (probably a good thing). Abi was not a fan of the deep snow, so she kept things interesting. When we got back to the car with our prize, we had hot chocolate. You can see from the pictures we thought we’d go XC skiing afterward, but I wasn’t feeling too well so we just took a nice long and scenic drive home. It was a wonderful second go at a Johnson family tradition.

This is the one!

This is the one!


How we got out - Wes dragged the tree

How we got out - Wes dragged the tree


Mmmmmm..............

Mmmmmm..............


Loaded up and ready to go

Loaded up and ready to go

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2 responses to “Mr. Wes’ Christmas Tree

  1. Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree never looked so good. Now, if you could take just a little bit off the top… ;>)

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