The suggestion of possibly purchasing a tree came up this year and the kids all refused. We have cut down our own Christmas tree since we've had kids.
It's a tradition that wasn't going to be changed. Although, we might need to plant some more trees on our property that are good candidates.
This year Oscar got to cut it down by himself. Usually, Zach and I take turns, but my baby is now ten so he got to do it this year.
We got it all set up. We needed to get everything prepped before we left for our trip.
The kiddos decorate the tree and have so for the past couple of years. All by themselves and this ocd mom promises not to move the ornaments. Note: this was extremely hard the first year, but I'm learning to love the three ornaments touching each other now.