In early December,
we made good on the promise we made to the kids before we moved here that we would visit a Christmas tree farm in northern Mississippi. It's only about a 45 minute drive from our house, and it is the cutest place!
They have fun activities year round, from berry picking to a civil war reenactment to a pumpkin patch to Christmas trees and lots of fun things in between. I think it's a place our family will visit several times each year.
We were amazed by the individual attention we were given-when we arrived we were instructed to hop into a trailer lined with hay bales, and an employee got in the tractor and began pulling us to the trees, though just our family was in the trailer. They didn't make us wait for a bigger group.
Then they showed us around the trees, told us to take our time, and hung out with the tractor while we scouted out our perfect tree.
They helped the boys cut it down, loaded it up, and then drove us around the farm to show us the pirate ship in the midst of the berry bushes. Sam and I felt a need to hurry the kids along so the tractor could get back, but the employee kept insisting they try out more things and that we take one more picture. Let me tell you, he made 4 little boys very, very happy.
Eventually we made it back to the front where the most amazing play area was...the boys had a blast on tire swings, a zip line, big tube slides, and much more.
We topped it all off with hot chocolate and the most amazing farm-fresh apple cinnamon donuts I have ever tasted and headed home with smiles on our faces...
great big smiles.