Sunday, December 11, 2011

Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 12

Right now is when I really wish I either had a nice big fireplace in our house or that we lived on the Ecuador. How little kids can stay outside in the cold for so long I have no idea. But I still love the Christmas season & am really enjoying all these stories from our designers! Today's story & freebie come from Lahni of Queen Wild Scraps.

"My favorite memories of Christmas are the getting and setting up of the tree. We'd usually go out into the mountains with all my cousins and grandparents and chop down our own tree on the first Saturday in December. Unless it was too cold - but we were hardcore and didn't miss many years. It had to be blizzarding and at least -25 for us to miss out on this tradition. Anyway, we made a whole day out of the event. We'd drive out to the mountains, start a big bonfire and roast hot dogs and marshmallows and drink hot chocolate. After we'd chosen the tree and the Dads had chopped them down, we'd get to go tobogganing. Sometimes we'd just slide down the mountainside (as if that wasn't scary enough) but sometimes our Dads would tie us to the bumper of the trucks and pull us around. We tried to carry this tradition on once we all started getting married but it's slowly died out. It's something I really wish my children could participate in...perhaps I'll have to revive the tradition!"

I have to admire families who cut their own trees, personally I like staying warm inside with a plastic tree! Thanks for the great memory Lahni! Here's your freebie for today; I think I hear my drummers drumming in the living room ... & that's not a good thing!

** This freebie has expired but you can still pick it up in the store for just $1.99! **

12 comments:

6grand said...

Great mini kit but cannot download - says it is for Dec 19.
Thanks for sharig all thiese awesome pieces...I'll check back for a fixed link :)

Troy and Lisa said...

I can't download it either! Hopefully it'll still be up in the morning.

makeyesup said...

Will be back later to try again on this one?? It's lovely

krcurten said...

It's fixed and working now. ;)

makeyesup said...

thanks, it's a super kit.

Henriett said...

Thank you very much!

schellie said...

Thanks for thye beautiful parts of this dd. Somehow the shop (nor the forum) is available tonight, i get an error each time i try this evening. Hope you can leave this one up a little longer, so maybe in the morning it will work for me. I realy wouldn't want to miss a part of this great collab! You all did a wonderful job and the colors are just great!

Monkey Toes Too said...

Thank you!

Daydreamer said...

thank you :)

benelol said...

Thank you very much :)

Troy and Lisa said...

so frustrated...tried Sunday and Monday and it didn't work and now it's not free anymore...

krcurten said...

Sorry you missed it Lisa, but it was fixed and free at 6:25 AM ET Sunday, as I personally fixed it, so it was available for free for about 18 hours. Hope you are enjoying all the other freebies, our designers work very hard on them.