the christmas tree lot near our neighborhood has been packed with customers these last few days. the kids were all getting worried about not getting a good tree this year. So I rounded up the kids this afternoon and took them to find us a tree. they were all relieved to see that there were still plenty of christmas trees to choose from on the lot. we ended up getting a nice 7-footer. now the house is filled with that freshly cut Fraser Fir smell. nice. it all helps in getting this ol’ grumpy grinch fill himself up with some much needed christmas spirit.