Love, Joleen: Thompson Tree Farm | Lawrenceville, Georgia

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thompson Tree Farm | Lawrenceville, Georgia

Hi friends! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. We were lucky to have two Thanksgivings this year. We celebrated with my grandparents the Sunday before, since my grandma flew out to California on Thanksgiving day. Ben's mom and step dad drove in and we celebrated together at his sister and brother-in-law's. The food and company was all so good!

As you know, the day before Thanksgiving was Benjamin's first birthday! I officially have a one year old! Say what?! I've been putting off writing his "12 Months" letter until after his doctor's appointment tomorrow. I did write a little recap of our day and shared a tutorial on how to make a Mini Felt Birthday Crown on Life with Our Littles.

Sunday marked the first day of December. Can you even believe it? Remember how teeny he was this time last year in his lumberjack pajamas? Gah! The cuteness.
A few months ago I purchased these adorable lumberjack overalls from one of my favorite Instagram shops, shoproxysworld, and have been looking forward to photographing Benjamin in them at the tree farm! I thought it was the perfect opportunity to do something festive and  take Benjamin's "One Year" photos. After a quick internet search, we decided on Thompson Tree Farm in Lawrenceville. It was a bit of a drive but totally worth it! If you're in the area, I highly recommend it. Not only can you cut down your own tree but they offer a hay ride, wagons for the kids, hot chocolate, and Santa visits on certain days.
They also have the cutest animals on the farm that you can photograph and feed if you feel so inclined. How adorable is this Scottish Highland cow?? Seriously.
 Benjamin looks so grown up in these photos. It was really fun for us to let him explore.
 Check out this antique Amish buggy!
 This photo with Daddy is probably one of my very favorites. Grump faces! Hehe.
I love that we're creating these memories and new Christmastime traditions as a family. I love this time of year and I hope to teach Benjamin the true meaning of the season as he grows older. I'll be sharing more thoughts on the season and an update on life lately, later this week!
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