Wednesday, December 2, 2009

We Have Decorated-sort of!!

We went on Saturday to a new Christmas tree farm (not new to everyone, just to us), and picked out our Christmas tree, and I decided I was going to attempt to tackle garland this year, real garland... Well, I've zip tied it in strategic places to get it to droop without sprigs of whatever those brances are, sticking out everywhere. It's up, and I have to say it looks pretty good. It swoops down our railing coming downstairs. Our beautiful Fraser Fir (Gawd they are expensive!) is up, lights on, and decorated with ornaments. My little collection of Santas are going across the mantle, and our stockings are hung at the fireplace.

There are quite a few less ornaments on the tree this year. Last year I came home quite a few times to either find broken ornaments, compliments of Chance, or some of the more special ones (can someone say one of Jack's footprint from 2008) chewed up. Yeah, I wasn't very impressed. So, this year, special ones are strategically placed up high, and breakables put far back on the branch. So far, no casualties, but there are about 3-4 more weeks of this tree being up, so...

My intentions were to put up the outside lights on our two little trees that flank either side of our porch, and to hang garland around the door with bows, but that has yet to be done. It is on my list though. Maybe Friday morning.

I love the Christmas season. I loved it always, I love the music, I love the nativities, I love hearing the story of Jesus's birth at church. I just love Christmastime. Then almost 4 years ago, we found out that we were pregnant, and our baby would be due the day after Christmas. I was very psyched for Christmas that year. The running joke was that with my luck, I'd spend Christmas in labor, I said, "bring it on!!!". He ended up arriving in this world exactly two weeks before Christmas. That was my best Christmas yet.

I could write about what led up to his birth, how hard I worked to get him out (37 weeks of nausea and vomiting, you'd be trying hard too!), etc., but that sweet boys birthday is in 9 days, so I'll save it for then.

Happy Holidays!!!


  1. But boy- he was so worth the hard work and vomiting and all!

  2. No kidding! Totally worth it, but I will reflect on all of that fun in a post closer to his birthday!