Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Vollono Family Christmas Tree

Last year, when Scott and I didn't really have space of our own, his parents graciously let us put up "our" tree in their living room. They loved so much that they didn't have to cut it down, bring it in, etc. that they asked us to pick out a tree for them this year! 

We went to Oak Ridge Tree Farm in Middletown, same as last year. We found the winner and loaded it up in Scott's dad's truck. 

Tree Cart

Safety first

It's a beaut Clark!

Rudy eating residual hay from the farm

Not too much off the top! 

This thing has at least 1000 lights on it

Finished! (sorry for the crooked photo!) Sophia showing off her decorating skills


Turkey day

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Scott and I made the trek to CT on Tuesday night around 8p to avoid the predicted rain/wind storm and to miss the traffic. 

Looks like everyone else had the same plan. It took 2 hrs to get to CT vs the usual 1 via the mass pike, but 3 hrs total wasn't bad for the holiday travel time. 

Thanksgiving day, we started off with the usual Turkey Trot  in Stratford. It was so cold, I didn't even take pictures!! It took me a mile in to feel warmish, and to feel my toes! I took my gloves off by the end because apparently my hands are heaters when I run. I thought I did pretty well, but my time was a bit longer than I thought it would be. Oh well - it was fun to do. Next up - dinner prep! 

We hung around my parents house and watched the parade, had a cheese plate (again, no pics! such a slacker) and then dinner around 3:30 with my grandparents. We left around 6 to head back to Wallingford for the night! 

Shiloh would love for you to drop some Turkey her way.