We put up our tree today. I used to spend alot of $ on nice Christmas decorations and spend alot of time placing things just so. Since kids, that has changed (by choice). I love to see them get so excited to put up the decorations themselves and be so proud to pull one out that they have made. There will be a time again for postcard Christmas decorating for me, but for now, it's all about the kids! I bet Matt laid under the tree for 2 hours playing with the train! What a joy.