We have had the same pre-lit artificial tree for many years and each year we have been battling it more and more to get the lights to work. We decided that we would buy a new tree this year.
A couple of days before Thanksgiving, Pete and I went out shopping to try and find a new pre-lit tree for our house. We spent many hours and went to many stores but really didn't find anything we loved. We went home a little discouraged and started discussing that we might purchase a real tree this year. And then we started reminiscing about how once, when the boys were little, we took them to a tree farm to cut down our own Christmas tree and decided that it would be fun to do again this year.
These pictures are from 15 years ago; December 1998. Drew was 1year old, Jake was 3 1/2, and Tyler was 7.