Our artificial tree was on its last limb, literally - the lights on the tree stopped working last year, there were more needles on the floor than the tree and somewhere along the way a critter gnawed its way through a good portion of one side...
So we thought before investing in a new tree we'd give a REAL tree a try! The weather was perfect today for a trip to Joe's Tree Farm. We loaded up the kids and headed out to choose and cut our tree. (Thankfully, Mom kept Georgia Grace!) We walked around for about an hour, then found the perfect one.
Of course it looked gigantic once we cut it. And the fact that we didn't have rope to load it properly and ended up shoving it down the center isle of the van didn't make matters easier =)
But we made it home! Getting it into the stand was an added adventure. The words "remind me not to do this again" may have been uttered. After Justin hopped on and off the Real Tree Train a few more times it was upright and in its perfect spot! And it looks great!
In respect for those who think we shouldn't prematurely decorate for Christmas, I'll wait to post pictures of the final product =) But come Friday, it will be full blown Christmas season around here...and I'm so excited!