This year we started a new tradition. We met some friends at a tree farm and had a great time wandering through the pines, looking for just the right tree. We found it, and daddy cut it down, and tossed it in the back of his truck. We had "hot" cocoa, and laughed a lot. It was cold, but I didn't care, as me and the littles were all wearing cozy, mama-made sweaters. And we even got to support a local farmer!
It's funny just how much more fun this was than our normal trip to the tree lot! I totally recommend it.