Every year we venture into neatly lined rows of Christmas trees. This year we decide to head for Christmas Mountain, which is located in the hills right behind downtown Portland, Oregon. Right near Beaverton you drive down Corneliuss Pass Road toward Highway 30 and turn on Skyline Road. Up on Christmas Mountain there are many farms that sell trees. Everything form private sellers to farms looking for familiy’s like ours.
We found our tree just as the sun started to go down. It was cold, like every year. We yelled out “this is it!” to 15 trees before deciding on the perfect one. That’s probably why I title our Christmas Tree posts every year “The Great Christmas Tree Hunt”. Because every year we hunt for our tree and together we take it home and lovingly decorate it. It’s not perfect but it is ours.
We carry our tree home in classic American Christmas style.
For hours we happily dance around trimming its many branches. The house fills with joy and you can feel Christmas is near!