We are heading to Utah for Christmas, so we were not planning on putting up our decorations. The kids were a little disappointed, so because things are usually all about the kids, we changed out minds. I had to do the lights on the tree because Matt HATES doing that. I think that I have him talked into getting a pre-lit tree next year. Easton made the comment that this is one of his favorite parts of Christmas. How can you argue with that? I have to admit I love looking back at all of our different ornaments. I love fancy decorated trees, but our hodge-podge tree has a lot more meaning. Each year we buy a new ornament that represents that year and it is always fun to reminisce about years past. What a great way to start off the holiday season!