Another year, another trip to our favorite tree farm where we’ve cut a tree for the past several years. As usual, it takes us hours as we romp around, snap pictures, play hide and seek, munch on snacks, and just generally pretend that this peaceful plot of land is ours. It does something in my soul to see children running around in all this open quiet space, laughing, gathering found bits of nature to treasure. The weather was gloomy but beautiful for pictures. It isn’t Christmas until we have our tree, and how nice it is to enjoy its light all Advent long.