Well, our tree has been standing in the living room for several days now with lights on it but nothing else. Scheduling and logistics prevented any further decorating ... but tonight, we were all home and we got it all prettied up!
There is snow on the tree. Yes, snow - we use a very old recipe for snow that involves mixing Ivory Snow with water until it is like whipped cream. You have to use the real pure soap flake kind, and I am fortunate enough to have a precious and carefully rationed box purchased a few years back at an antique show of all places! I've put snow on the tree for as long as I can remember, and a tree with no snow on it just doesn't seem finished.
The decorations are up, there are presents around the tree, and The Boy has set up his Lego train running in a circle around the whole thing. It looks awesome.
Pictures to be posted soon. :)