For the past ~5 years we've made it a tradition to go cut down our own Christmas tree the weekend of Thanksgiving. We headed out Friday to Carl & Dorothy Young's Christmas Tree Farm for the second year in a row. Working around Maple's nap and when we thought they opened, we made the dreadful mistake of not going at the crack of dawn (next year -- get there by 8 am!) Regardless, we had fun searching for the perfect trees (4 this year) and cutting them down with the kids. A favorite tradition, I must admit!