If you know Brandon, you know he's a big fan of Christmas. Like, a big BIG fan of Christmas. Amanda used to be a bit of a Grinch (the holidays stressed her out more than they should have) but she's recently become a fan, too. :) 

For the last few years, we have gone out to chop down our own tree at a local tree farm. The last two years, we have joined a few other families to chop down our tree. The day starts early with breakfast, then we head out to the tree farm. When each family has carefully chosen their tree, we sing "O Christmas Tree" to it while dancing around it in circles. It's hilarious to watch, really. 

Once we lug it home, we pull out our ornaments, remembering childhood Christmases, trips we have taken together (we buy an ornament from all the places we go), and the early days of our relationship. Its by far one of our favorite moments of the season. 

Here are some of our favorite ornaments thus far. Excited to visit a few new places in 2013 and pick up some more ornaments! Any ideas where we should go?