For as long as I can remember I have woken up on Thanksgiving morning to go chop down our Christmas tree with my dad and siblings, while my mom cooked in the kitchen for hours filling our house with the most amazing aroma's. My dad would never dream of picking out a tree someone had pre-cut for him nor is there such thing as artificial anything around these parts. Besides it's not often you find 12ft trees lying around. Yeah, you heard me right. He cuts down, puts up and we decorate a 12ft tree each year.
So needless to say chopping down my own Christmas tree is special to me and Jon was warned this would always be a must once we got married and he happily obliged.
This was the first year that things were different. My parents divorced earlier this year and it's caused traditions to change. Plus as I mentioned here traditions are changing anyway with Maddox coming along because we will be starting traditions of our own. So this year I was so excited to start a new tradition of going with Jon's entire family to choose and cut our tree. We went on Friday morning after a big breakfast together and hiked up a mountain to choose our perfect Christmas tree. We took the opportunity to have a nice little photo op because the weather was perfect and the snow was gorgeous!
Do you chop down your own tree? Buy locally? Put up an artificial one?