We've had an artificial Christmas tree for the last seven years or so, but half the lights stopped working last year so we decided to get rid of it and buy a new one after we moved.
When December rolled around this year, Phillip decided it would be nice for our kids to have the experience of getting a real Christmas tree. We braved the forty-something degree cold last evening and came home with a six-foot spruce.
The kids and I decorated it this afternoon (saving some of Daddy's favorite ornaments for him to put on later).
Today was also the day when parents can have a Christmas feast at school with their kids in K-2nd grade (the older kids got a Thanksgiving feast last month). I knew Anna wouldn't like most of the feast food, so Todd and I brought some snacks to munch with her, then we came back an hour later to feast with Daniel (and we were so busy feasting that I forgot to take a picture--oops).