Christmas is less then a week  Do you have your tree up yet? Tara likes to call our tree the "Misfortunate" Christmas Tree because all the ornaments are so different.

Our ornaments don't match or they don't have the same theme like some people do. I think that's what makes it special and unique. There's a handmade "I Love Golf" ornament made by a friend that has passed away. There's a WHWK season greetings and a Bobby Labonte car ornament.

Tara was in kindergarten when she got her picture taken with her little stuffed dog "Spot" while wearing her Santa hat. It was made into an ornament and 10 years later it still makes me smile.

The thing that amazes me the most though are the ornaments made by the kids. Their imagination astounds me and I remember how proud they were when they showed me their ornaments.

I highly recommend making ornaments of the kids with their picture on it and don't forget to put the year on the ornament was made as well. It's amazing to see how much they grow from one year to the next. It's like a time capsule.

If you are feeling a little stress that this time of year can bring, take a moment, sit and relax and look at your tree.

If you really want to add a surreal moment, play Christmas music while looking at your tree. It may be a "Misfortunate" Christmas Tree but I wouldn't want it any other way.