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Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

15 Dec

One year when I was about 12 or so, my family and I decided to go camping Christmas week. We loaded up the camper with our supplies and all our Christmas presents and headed for the lake. One of the first things we did after we go the camper set up was to find a Christmas tree. now, mind you we were camping, so finding a tall Christmas tree like we would have at home was not feasible. We bundled up in our coats, hats and gloves and walked around the park. And there it was…our Charlie Brown Christmas tree!!

While this was not our tree (can’t locate my picture…argh!), this is just about how it looked! We had so much fun putting small decorations on that tree.

That trip was so much fun! We rode our bicycles around the park, watched Christmas movies, had hot chocolate with marshmallows.

On Christmas day, our parents woke us up early. When I say I am not a morning person, I am not exaggerating ——————————————————————->

But, after fully waking up, I had a great day! We opened presents in the camper, played with our toys and stuff, watched more Christmas movies and generally just had a lot of fun. That night we built a huge bonfire with the wrapping paper and boxes from our presents.

That is one Christmas I will never forget! I have plans to do this with my son one year soon so that he can experience this as well. (He’ll be the one to wake me up though!)

Tell me some of your favorite Christmas memories!!

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Posted by on December 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

7 responses to “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

  1. Jason

    December 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    If the attitude from that picture from years ago has matured and aged and grown…I don’t want to get on your bad side.

     
    • apesydaisy

      December 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      I’m sure I’ve geared that look toward family a few time (or more) over the years when I’ve been woken up at horrible hours. 😉

       
    • apesydaisy

      December 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      And I’ve perfected it!

       
  2. chris

    December 15, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I loved your story. I don’t have a particular Christmas in mind. It seems to me that our desires change as we get older. When I was a kid i do recall a Christmas when all I wanted for Christmas was a new baseball glove and I wanted and wanted and wished and wished. My brother, told me (i guess he was just trying to be mean) that I was not getting a baseball glove for Christmas, I was getting a Bible. Oh boy I got so mad, and hurt that I went to me mother and told her that I didn’t want a Bible for Christmas, that I wanted a baseball glove. Well needless to say that did not turn out too well for me. Mom wasn’t sure if she should be mad at me for being so selfish and ungraitful or at my brother for telling me. (as I recall we both got it pretty well).

    I take it back, I do have a Christmas that I recall very well. It was the christmas in 1991 when two weeks prior my mother rushed to Houston from our home in Colorado Springs to be with her sisters and her father. See her mother, my grandmaw, was dying. she went into a coma just two weeks before Christmas. I remember this because I had just come home from school and she was standing in the foyer of our home talking to my dad. I could see the look of remorse for what she was going to have to do. She had to tell her son that her mother, who I loved very dearly, was in the hospital dying from multiple organ failure. My dad, Brother and myself stayed behind and waited for the news. Finally 4 days before Christmas, in the early hours of the morning she pass away. My brother and I were asleep on the couch when my dad awoke us and told us that we were going to Texas. the funeral was held on December 23rd… and then life went on… Never the same since grandmaw died… I can still hear her voice. That Christmas is one that i will never forget.

     
    • apesydaisy

      December 15, 2010 at 1:21 pm

      Chris, that first story is funny! 🙂 Sounds like stuff we all do as kids.
      Thanks for sharing the other story. I know that had to be an extremely tough Christmas.
      And thanks for visiting my blog!

       
  3. floyd

    December 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Christmas in a camper and it was one of the most memorable ones in your life… You gotta love kids! We had the perfect perspective in our early years. Good for you for making sure your son gets to relive some of your best memories. Sounds like a tradition in the making.

     
    • apesydaisy

      December 15, 2010 at 5:43 pm

      I know right? Things were so much simpler back then.

       

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