We live in a large city so Christmas tree shopping usually takes place at H0me Dep0t's parking lot or abandoned corner lots that were pumpkin "patches" last month. Scott had a great idea to find a "cut your own tree" farm. At first I thought he was crazy...did such places even exist anymore? and do we really need to traipse to heck knows where to get a tree? We had a great time though and I got some cute photos.
The next day Scott and I hung the lights without the girls noticing. Since this was presumably their first Christmas tree, we wanted to surprise them. We gathered the kids around the tree and threw the switch. The girls were appropriately awed.
I'm glad we decided to cut our own tree this year and I think we've just started a new holiday tradition.