I've already got #12 checked off my Christmas bucket list! December 1st marked 6 years together for Brent and I, and I couldn't think of a more fun and romantic way to spend the day than with all of my best friends at a Christmas tree farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Although I wasn't looking for a fresh Christmas tree, I knew Cheryl and Rob were, so I recommended Crest Ranch Christmas Tree Farm in Bonny Doon. I went there with my neighbors during my first winter season in California, and I fell madly in love with the view of the redwood covered mountains, the dogs happily running around the farm off-leash, and the thick, abundant Christmas spirit in the air. I think Rudy was the best part of the whole day - the joy he took in running and leaping through the trees was completely infectious and had me giggling with delight. I took a ton of fun pictures (also make sure to check Cheryl's post), but I had even more fun helping Brent edit this video of our tree-chopping extravaganza!