The kids were not certain they wanted a live tree. There was a lot of talk of our fake tree being "tradition" and that they didn't want to change anything.
Not so when we finally got there. They were all excited to get the tree.
This picture was taken Christmas Eve. Aren't these three so handsome/beautiful? I am a proud mama. We missed A this year and we are ready to get on the same holiday schedule with her.
Some unexpected perks to having a live tree: set up was tons easier, clean-up was easier-we did have a lot of needles to pick up, but no taking apart the tree branch by branch, it smelled great, and it looked great. I loved it, loved it, loved it!