We did it! We ventured out to the Christmas tree farm and found the perfect tree (at least we think so)! This is the final product. This year Matt's brother, Mark, went with and helped us pick out the tree, cut down the tree, and then anchor the tree in the stand at home. I did most of the decorating with Matt's help getting all 800 lights on just right. The holidays have just begun and we are excited to enjoy our tree, our family, and the true meaning of Christmas.
In our home Thanksgiving brings not only thanks, but a Christmas tree too. Every year, the day or two after Thanksgiving, we venture out to Dull's Christmas tree farm to pick out the "perfect tree". We cut down the tree ourselves, transport it back home (via the roof of Rita the Rav4), and then we decorate it to perfection. Matt's been ready to go get the tree since Halloween. It's such a fun tradition for us and this year will be our 4th year to carry the tradition on. So stay tuned, we'll have new pictures to post as the pictures above are from our trip last year.
The holidays give us a good excuse to spend time with family and friends and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. We celebrate our health, our families, and having a warm home to keep us safe.