No matter the reason, I LOVE CHRISTMAS! Which is why, weeks in advance I look at the calendar and figure out what day we will be able to go pick out our christmas tree! Its a group effort since we are looking for such a large tree, and always a fun tradition to go with Dan and my parents. My brother has never really been in to the whole tree hunting experience (maybe because I would drag him in a sled for hours in the freezing cold and snow when he was little while I tried to find the perfect tree), so we go just the four of us.
Growing up, we always went to a christmas tree farm and chopped our own tree down. Something about the experience just stuck with me! Hot cocoa in hand and hopefully one (I've been known to visit several farms before choosing "the one") lot later, we have our tree! Since today is the day and I'm sure I'll be too busy picking out "the" tree and decorating it to share a whole post about the tree search, I decided to share tree pictures from the last few years :)