We put up a Christmas tree this year, for the first time in five years. I have really enjoyed having it up. Decorating it was the same trip back in time as always, with memories of many of the ornaments: where I got them or who gave them to me.
We actually have two trees up. Our little tree, which David says is a Charlie Brown tree, is in the front bay window, with a little village of ceramic houses under it.
Our main tree is in the family room; there are presents under it and a train around it. I love the train and have since David first ordered it some years ago.
Molly helped Dave install the train this year.
Our stockings are hung by the chimney with care. And some nutcrackers are guarding the fireplace. All is in order.