Every year my brother, David Crook, flies from Arizona to Washington State to help with his son-in-law's Christmas Tree Harvest. This is a huge undertaking, and the preparation is ongoing, as there are Christmas trees that are very small, and on upward. Acres and acres. I spent Christmas with the John Burtons (along with the Crooks) about five years ago and it was magical. Lots of snow, and with a family of eight kids, some grown, some in school, it was such fun. Just wanted to share the picture David took as they got their first real snow. Probably not so much fun for the employees as it is for kids, but typical of that area this time of year.
Hooray! This is an exciting day for the Burton family in Mossyrock: the first day of school. What about the other Burtons? Jenna and husband Brandon are in Austin, Texas. Jeremiah is in the Olympia area, and will be marrying sweet Madi in a few weeks; Michelle is in the National Guard, and Andie is off to college in Alaska.