Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Decking the Halls -- I Finally Did It!!

You may wonder why the word "finally" is in the title. After all, it's only December 6, though Thanksgiving weekend is when many people decorate especially here in the South (I did notice that in New England, many people waited a week or two longer). The "finally" refers to the fact that unlike recent years where I've been a little Grinchy about decorating, I've done it up right. I even got out my Christmas dishes and coffee mugs. It's been years and YEARS since I did that. Christmas cards? Well, that's another story. Sigh. Where does the time go??
More on the "A" sweatshirts that they both LOVE coming soon!
We picked out our Christmas tree Texas-style. Instead of trudging through the cold and chopping down a tree off a family lot as we did when we lived in Connecticut (that is, when we actually got a tree, which might just have been 4 or 5 out of 7 Christmases -- shame!!), we visited our local home improvement warehouse. For less than $30, we got a lovely 6 - 7 foot tree. However, with our high ceilings, it looks a little tiny, so we definitely need to go with the 9 foot next year. Baby steps. And it was so cute watching Kyle help Terry set it up (and much better than the marital disharmony that results when I try to help).

You can read all about it, and see even more pictures over at 5 Minutes for Mom. Please click over there now.


Carrie said...

YAY YOU for pulling out the Christmas dishes again! ;D

Martha said...

Way to go Jennifer! The tree is so cute.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Hooray! Kyle looks so cute int he picture where he's helping Terry -- love it! I tried to talk my hubby into a 12-ft. tree (in our 18-or-so-ft. living room), but it was a no-go. So, a 7.5-footer it is. And we do fake around here.

Oh, and for the record, I don't even *have* Christmas mugs. I finally got some Christmas dishes this year, since we'll be hosting a Christmas dinner. I stick to my old stand-bys for Christmas: Tree, stockings, nativity, a few odds and ends, outdoor lights. By the time all that's in place, it feels like enough.

Anyway, good for you!

Donna said...

There is something wrong about putting up a Christmas tree in shorts and a t-shirt.