Wade and I prefer to get our tree before Thanksgiving. Then everything is ready for Christmas when we get home from visiting family. The problem around here is finding a Christmas Tree Farm open before Thanksgiving. We finally gave up this year and decided to wait till today. Of course snow is predicted – in all of our years in Milwaukee we have never gotten a Christmas tree in the snow. It was beautiful, cold, and a little uncomfortable for Wade (who has to lay on the ground to cut the tree).