Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hay ride

In June I came across a blog who wrote about a guy that does hay rides during Christmas time around the Heights. Our neighborhood has an annual event called Lights in the Heights where everyone decorates and kind of goes all out. So I planned the hay ride for the night after the event.

This past Sunday afternoon / evening we had our family and some friends over for dinner, a little craft project that my sister Lisa helped me coordinate and then off to meet the hay ride guy.

It was AWESOME! Below are a few pictures from our first hay ride. I think it's going to be an annual tradition now because we had so much fun.

Riding the tractor like he is in charge...

Aunt Julie, Cameron and Carson

My dad, Lisa, my mom and uncle Chad

Caroline, Tahra, Craig and James Peterson

Murphy and Peyton Jones

Grandma and Grandpa Martin

Daddy and Will

Loving the lights!

Keith, Ellery, Elizabeth and Bridgette Bilski

One of the awesome houses

All in all, our baby boy had a great time (so did we).

It probably sounds kind of weird to say, but I'm really proud of us. We made a memory that is going to last us a lifetime. So what girl doesn't love a few pretty packages and presents under the tree? This year, all of that just has quickly faded to black. I could care less if I get anything - if I get to see Will experience the joy and happiness of Santa, unwrapping presents and playing with the trash (forget the toys!) I will feel as fulfilled as I did at the end of the hay ride.

PS: I was telling my hairdresser about this and we called to see if she could book a hayride. He's booked for 2011 and 2012! Thank goodness I already booked for 2012.


  1. You should be proud! That is an awesome memory. Will is a lucky little guy!

    -Sarah P.

  2. What wonderful memories! Tahra told me what great fun they had. Merry Christmas to all of you!
    Trisha Edwards

  3. awww, I love this post. Your comments about caring less about the gifts really hits home. These pictures are just priceless. What a great idea! I'm glad you booked for 2012 also ;)

  4. Awww so fun!!! I'm so glad yall had such a great time!!! Love you!!