This weekend we picked out and set up our Christmas tree. You won't find a fake tree in our house. We love the tradition of picking out a tree each year and the smell of the pine. I even made our own stockings this year, and that is a tradition I'd like to keep by making us new ones each year. (Although this year I only made one for Pat and the boys. I was too tired to make another for myself.) It was really nice to be able to do these traditions considering that last year Pat was gone for Christmas and next year he'll be gone again. Here are a few photos of our Christmas tree and stockings.