Tuesday, December 9, 2008


We have had an enormous Douglas fir tree in our back yard. And while I love trees, this one was soooo very big. It shaded our yard and made gardening very difficult. It kept rain from getting to our landscape plants. It was a bit scary in a big wind. So last Saturday, we had a HUGE tree-cutting party in our back yard. We hired a friend to cut the tree and the priesthood brethren used it as a service opportunity to cut up firewood for folks in need of wood in our ward. It took most of the day. All the guys just worked and worked, with a small break for hot chocolate, pizza, and pop. Tracy was in the tree for a good five hours straight!

Meanwhile, moms and kids hung out and talked and played at our house. Here is a slide show of some of the highlights of the day:

For even MORE pictures and some video, see our good friend Rune's blog. He got some GREAT shots. (You may be some kind of tree-removal nut if you look at all of these.)

Thank you to everyone for all your help. And we gals had a great time!


♥ rachel said...

WOW! What a project. Now I'm tired just watching all the work through your photos... time for sleep!

Meg said...


Lisa said...

It looks like you had lots of help and lots of work. Some great pictures too!

PJ Productions said...

I am so glad that you posted so many fun pictures. It is amazing to see the before and after side by side.

quincy said...

Great pictures! Thanks for letting us hang out at your house, it was really fun! At we are so thankful that you had Tracy take the tree down. Thanks so much!

LeaAnne said...

A REALLY Great Post!!

I love the one of Rune passed out! ;)

Thanks again for the fun day~