We usually put up the ol’ tree on the day after Thanksgiving, but this year has been so crazy, that we just got to it yesterday (actually this year it was a 2 day affair!). This will be the third year using a hand me down 9′ artificial tree. I know, we never thought we’d have a fake tree, but let me tell you – it has been a blessing! I figure it has saved us about $200 so far, plus no sneezing, no itching, no sap, no trying get it to stand up straight, and best of all – it looks just as green and fresh on Christmas day as it did the day we put it up! Anywho – here’s some pictures of the process. By the way this is Macy’s first year being able to “help” decorate.