Merry Christmas 2008

By Shannon Gosney
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December 25, 2008
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We had a partially white Christmas this year (the closest I’ve ever been to having a white Christmas). There was still snow (or slush) on the ground and some wet snow fell, so I’ll count that!

Every year, we have a tradition of buying a permit from the Department of Forest Services for $10.00 and hunting down our family Christmas tree. This year, we went out once with no luck. We had plans to go out again, but the storms prevented us from doing so. I thought for sure we weren’t going to have a tree, so I put up my tole painted Christmas tree and snowman with lights in it’s place.

The tole painted tree and snowman with lights

After work yesterday, George tried hunting down a Christmas at the various Christmas tree lots, but all of them were closed. I had a thought to check on craigslist.

Bingo!! There were some people giving away 9 foot Noble firs – for free! George drove down with Brian, trimmed it down a few feet, and brought it home. There was a price tag on it and it normally ran $70.00. We got it for the best price of all – free (less what little gas it took to get there)!

Tree that Daddy and Brian picked out

Brian and Dallen were so excited to decorate the tree! We put up the lights and ornaments within an hour!

Brian and Dallen decorating the tree

A big thanks to daddy for going and picking out a beautiful tree for us!

Tree with presents


Finally – time for bed!

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year as well!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “Merry Christmas 2008”

  1. SuburbiaMom says:

    Don’t you love craigslist? That’s a great tree.

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