ever since i can remember, my family has driven out to the christmas tree farm the day after thanksgiving to cut down our tree. this year, that friday brought miserable rainy weather, so we delayed it by a day. that saturday morning, we bundled the kids up, and this year decided to ride in the wagon to the back of the farm to pick out our perfect pine. we went a little bigger than 12 feet this year, just slightly taller than last year. this has always been my favorite tradition, and the one i truly look forward to to get into the holiday spirit. here is this year's tree hunt in photos.