Don't let the lack of snow fool you... just a week or so ago I took these photos almost losing a hand to the bitter cold! It was well worth the half hour search for the perfect tree though. You know, the one that just screams, "pick me, pick me!". It smells like heaven and fits perfectly into the corner of our living room. I love having the tree up, twinkly lights all aglow in the evenings. It makes Christmas that much more official. Lately, i've been finding a lot more of our friends and family are getting real trees (or maybe i'm just noticing)... which do you prefer, real or fake?