Cutting down a christmas tree in Bend, ORE

Cutting down a christmas tree in Bend, ORE

This year we decided to cut down our own christmas tree and it will be an annual tradition.

It was so much fun!

The process was very simple. We purchased a tree tag for five dollars at Powder House for five dollars. Mitchell had to purchase a tool to cut the tree then all that was left was to decide where to go. We were split between the cascade lakes highway and Sisters. Mitchell knew one thing, he wanted to gain as much elevation as possible.

He was on a hunt for a Douglas-fir. 

I did read from others to be prepared to walk and spent more time than you think and it was true. We made a day of it. I think the hardest part was committing to a tree. Mitchell and i would constantly spy beautiful triangle looking pines, only to discover the left side was bare.

“What if we go to the other side of the hill?”

(Mitchell not convinced by this tree, haha)

We both realized we had commitment issues and if it wasn’t for Meadow getting tired, sleepy and hungry the search would’ve never ended. It became an emergency, haha. All the sudden we both saw the perfect 6-7 feet tall bushy triangle Christmas tree.

Mitchell carefully cut the tree down then Meadow and i screamed “TIMBERRRR!”

Success! We cut our own Christmas tree & it was awesome.

Meadow also found a mini Christmas tree & helped daddy carry it.

It was a great bonding experience.

Mitchell even got extra cuddles for finding the perfect Christmas tree.

We ended the celebration with a big bowl of chili in the parking lot. That’s another tip, bring food & hot beverages.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

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