Today we went and got a Christmas tree.
We get our tree from a local tree farm in the next county. The trees are cut that morning, and after you select one, it is put on a shaking machine to remove bugs, drilled and put on a tree stand at just the perfect angle. Then, it's netted and put in/on your vehicle. When we get home we just have to put it up in the living room, cut the net and add water.
Here's a bonus photo from the Ice Festival yesterday. Its amazing what they can carve with ice!