Last year, we bought a very lovely Christmas tree from a lot for $95 and I cried about it because I really wanted a certain tree and Conor really didn’t want to spend that much. To be fair, I didn’t want to spend that much either. And I must also include that I gave birth to Maeve the day after we bought our tree that I cried over. Last year we committed to buying a permit (for $5) and cutting down our own tree for the rest of our lives. 

While Conor’s parents were here visiting, we cut down our own tree! It’s a beauty and I look forward to continuing on with this tradition. When we lived in Denver, we cut down Christmas trees with dear friends when Holly was just a baby, and when Holly was still just a baby, but older.