At our house in Texas we had an entryway with tall ceilings and for 7 years we put up our 12' tree. It was always a lot of work but we loved it!!
We were sad to do it but sold the tree before we moved to California. We knew we would either have to buy a new artificial tree or try something new for our family. When I was in high school, living in California, we had a few years with real Christmas trees and have good memories of them. We decided to do a little tree hunting and go for a "real" tree this year!
We stopped at a few tree farms in the area and finally decided on a tree because of the specific size and place it will need to go in our apartment.
We had some fun taking some pictures.
We decided on this Douglas Fur.
They tied it on our car. [I've never had a tree tied to my car before.]
Here is the tree set up and ready for lights.
Here is the tree with lights and a little munchin that wanted to be in the picture.
We have to go to the storage building to get the rest of the decorations. I will post more pictures with the rest of the decorations.