i used to love the smell of pine and the "green"-ness of it all...
as they got older, that became less of an issue...and then we discovered that Stephen was allergic to pine!
this year, as with every year, we put on the boys' handmade ornaments. i love those personal touches! we also have the store bought ones for the many "first" Christmases...but the handmade ones are my favs!
i even have a handmade ornament from my grandmother--precious!
we had lots of fun this year decorating the tree, while listening to Christmas music. it was a wonderful memory =)