Every year I get so excited to put up my Christmas tree! I just knew that with this being Jackson's 1st Christmas it was going to be so special. Well, when Jack turned 9 months he was everywhere and into everything! Keeping Jackson away from dangerous things such as cords has gotten to be a daily chore. Sadly, I decided this year was not the year for the tree:( WHAT!! You may ask, no trimming the tree, no singing "O Christmas Tree", nothing??? I knew that I could not let my little boy go without having some kind of tree in the house. So, I opted for a small tree---a really small tree! I just threw some colored lights on it and some antique ornaments that belonged to my grandparents and TADA! A Tree for Jackson. It may not be elaborate, but in my son's eyes, it's a real Christmas tree! We always get caught up on things that are so materialistic! As Linus would say, "It may be a small tree but all it needs is a little love!"