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The Day After Thanksgiving

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm

For as long as Ben and I have lived in Austin, on the day after Thanksgiving we head to our favorite Christmas tree farm and choose our tree.  This tradition has become even more fun now that we have Shiloh and Phoenix!  We normally have several members of our families join us, but sadly none were able to make it this year.  We woke up early, grabbed a quick breakfast treat on our way out, and drove to Elgin!

We got there right as they were opening, and there was already a huge crowd!  The farm is run so well, though, that we never even noticed the crowds. The first thing we did was head to the area where they have the pre-cut Frasier Fir trees.  (I know this is weird that we go to a Texas farm to get our tree and end buying a tree that is grown far from Texas…but I really prefer the Frasier Firs, and this way we are supporting Texas and North Carolina farmers…right?)

After we chose our tree, we went to the playground for a bit.  The weather has been super rainy here, so the kids weren’t able to get on the slides, but they did enjoy the swings, the tractor, and the pony!


I also made sure to snap a picture of them in front of the Elgin Christmas Tree Farm growth chart.  I get this picture every year, and love seeing how they have grown throughout the year.

Next up, we rode the hayride to the center of the farm.


We decided to walk back to the front of the farm, stopping to play some tetherball and hide-and-seek among the trees.

Such a fun tradition, one of my favorite days of the year for sure.  I love spending this time together, enjoying the start of the holiday season with my family.


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