The tree is finished and has us completely hypnotized, to the point that we dragged all of our bedding into the front room just so that we could sleep by it. This was bad on the back-but a major boost for the christmas spirit. The toy ornaments were a great project as well-snowflake parachuters and army men snowflakes can be found-as well as many a dino and sea creature. Also a must was getting a nativity this year. We went for the cheap easy to store option-but it just didn't seem right to not have a reminder of why we celebrate christmas in the first place.