Anyway, when we went back to Lowe's today to actually buy a tree, the one we thought we liked wasn't on display anymore... But there was still one boxed up. Still, we didn't feel comfortable buying it without a fresh image of what it looks like compared to the others. But we opened the box and saw that the color of the needles isn't as nice as the others. So then we looked at the others and decided we liked another one better, but there weren't any of that kind in a box to actually buy. We'll try calling other Lowe's stores in the area tomorrow to see if they have it in stock.
Once we finally get a tree, we should have some fun decorating it. We're going for a snowy/frosty theme. Everything will be clear or white or silver, except for some blue mini-lights we're going to run up the inside along the trunk. The idea there is to make it resemble the way ice looks blue as you look deeper into it, like in glaciers. Or something. We'll see.