We cut down our own tree again this year. Just our little family went out on Dec. 7th, drove up a canyon, up a steep dirt road, then hiked around a little bit, and while I put the kids back in the car, Brandon sawed the thing down. It is more full than last year's tree, which couldn't support our heavier ornaments. And this year our whole house smelled of pine for about three days, which was wonderful. Brandon unpacked, unwrapped, and reminiced with each ornament and then handed them to Jonah and I to hang while Elora supervised from her saucer.