Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Real Tree Year

This year will be the first year in a long time that we have had a real Christmas tree.  I cannot say I am a fan of the real tree, but as you can see here, it has made some in our household very happy.  I will admit that it was fun going out in the middle of a snowstorm with snow building up and the wind a howling, and here we are trying to pick out a tree, but we were together...outside doing something.  It was much better than setting in the house.

They pick the trees...I cut'em down.

Here is one of the pride and joy's of my life...and even though she is soon to be 18 years old, she is still in my eyes Daddy's little girl.

I have been doing my riding indoors since the end of last week.  First was the the weekend snowstorm and right after the snow moved out, the cold moved in.  It has been -22F the last two mornings, and although I can ride in the cold, I have chosen to use the mini exercise area I have made in the basement. 

 It's all good here and we hope it's all good for you too.


  1. There's nothing like the smell of a newly cut fresh tree. But it's the family time that makes it really special.

  2. Enjoy your tree, and your family. And stay warm.

  3. It's great for all the family to be involved - enjoy..!

  4. Awesome memories made for sure!!!

    How's the "Fat" builds coming along??

    Merry Xmas to you and yours!!!

    Peace, Joe

  5. A real tree? Huh. Who woulda thunk?

    -22 sounds like perfect training weather for the A135...Better get out there.

    Merry Christmas!!!


  6. THANKS for the Christmas greetings

    IMO, you are right Big Oak, I too like the smell of fresh cut wood.

    Big Oak, Jeff, Trevor and Joe...I too think these are the things memories are made of. I also think a lot of memories are made in less than ideal, snowstorm.

    Joe...The build is coming along. The tubing is in for the prototype and being worked on. A set of wheels have been ordered. Head tubes are made and some misc stuff. The fixturing is getting ready to be doubts there though.

    CAD...Yeah, a real tree. Although now that a I think of it, we have had a real plastic tree in the past.

  7. CAD...AH135??? If all goes the way it's looking, I don't know if I'll have the time in 2012 to fit that in. Remember, I'm not as hardy as you native rangers. Just an old guy on a bicycle here.