After buying our tree from a lot last year, I knew that I wanted to return to our traditions and head out to a tree farm and hunt for the perfect tree. It was definitely the right choice. We discovered a new tree farm, whose proprietor was a wonderfully sweet retired fireman and the price was right! (Glenwood Tree Farm, just a mile NE of the more well-known and much more expensive Thorton's) The kids had a blast, and I'm afraid Carter takes after his mom in wanting a tree that's at least three feet taller than our ceiling. We looked around for a while and actually had a tough time making a decision - there were so many fabulous looking trees! We chose one that was a little shorter than last year, but it was perfectly symmetrical and nice and full. Kyle cut it down in no time flat, we loaded it into the truck and were on our way. So much fun!