On Saturday we ventured out in the wild to get our Christmas tree.  Ok, so maybe we didn’t actually head into the wild Clark Griswold style:

"Clark, Audrey's frozen from the waist down." "That's all part of the experience, honey"

We headed out with some friends to a local tree farm to search for the perfect tree.  This is one of my favorite Christmas traditions every year!  Growing up my family always always always had a real tree.  And not a tree we picked up in a parking lot.  A legit we-cut-it-down living Christmas tree.  None of those fake trees either.  We go real or go home 🙂  I know some people have always had fake trees but I just can’t do it.  (Plus I just read some information about possible carcinogens on fake trees!  Ummm no thank you!)

As mentioned earlier, most artificial trees are made of a material called polyvinyl chloride or PVC. Studies state that this is one of the most naturally harmful substances in the world. Moreover, the actual creation of PVC also produces a number of known carcinogens including ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride, and dioxin.   Source

So we avoided putting harmful substances in the air and went in search of a live, breathing, environmentally-friendly ornament rack.

The Tree Crew

During our search guess what we spotted???

The Christmas Squash!

There was a random squash that obviously wanted to be a Christmas ornament hard core.

We left the squash and continued on our search in the great outdoors.  After wandering around for a while we both found perfect Christmas trees!!!  And the funny thing was they were right next to each other – Christmas tree neighbors!

Steve and Laura found their perfect tree!

Plaid/flannel overload? Not for a Christmas tree outing. No way.

And of course the guys had to show off their sawing abilities:

Picking up our “baby” after getting him wrapped up:

So I totally did not see the "Stand behind the hay bale" sign. I'm such a rebel.

And on the way to the truck:

Mike almost accidentally whacked me twice when he turned around - that's love 🙂

Since it’s finals week we haven’t had the chance to decorate the tree yet.  But when we do I’ll post some pics!!!  Merry (early) Christmas everyone!