We put up the Christmas tree last weekend, and the kids enjoyed helping to decorate it as they usually do! And whatever candy canes you see in this picture - no longer exist. Emmy has a craving for candy canes apparently every time I turn my back! This year we have a *(*(*(fake)*)*)* Christmas tree - sorry guys, you just can't get a good Noble Fir out here unless you want to pay an arm and a leg and a dry Scotch Pine just isn't the same anyway, so FAKE it is for us Michiganders! Dec. 2, 2007.