I have had an artificial Christmas tree the last few years, partly because I have high ceilings, so want a tall tree, and tall trees have so many needles on them to fall off and make a mess after Christmas when I take to tree out to recycle. Anyway last year when I took my tree down, I threw it away since it was beginning to look like Charlie Brown’s tree. I decided I would buy a live tree this year, knowing how much I love the smell. Today was Christmas Tree shopping day. I bought a tree stand last week, and checked my lights this morning. Once I got home, I put it up and decorate it! I love going through all the ornaments, the glass balls that sparkle, the ornaments my grandmother and her church made for me every year growing up, the ones bought as an adult to commemorate a holiday trip or memory. I can’t wait until I’m a mom and have a little boy or girl to buy and make ornaments for and to continue my family tradition of a new ornament every year!