This year was our first real tree. I have always put up an artificial one because it was so easy. Now with Carter, I wanted him to smell and feel what a real life tree was like. Umm, hello new business to go into, selling trees. I was like what, you want how much? Trees are beautiful and all but $50, it is going to die at some point, come on! But I love it, and so does Carter, he just sits and stares at the lights. Christmas is just around the corner!