Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
I've looked forward to our first Christmas for a while. As I'm sure you've figured out by now, I'm extremely sentimental. I'm always looking for some sort of memory in the making. And Christmas is pretty much the perfect time to do that. So, Christmas has crept up more quickly than I expected, and all of the Christmas moments I had imagined have been getting choked out by unemployment, a few common colds, and a crazy work schedule. I've been fighting to make - and enjoy - the memories of our first Christmas. This week, I started to sit back and breathe and talk myself into a little relaxation. I love Christmas and I didn't want to lose sight of that. So we've been experiencing a Christmas extravaganza of sorts. The list includes, but is not limited to:
- Christmas Movie Marathon: Home Alone, Elf, Polar Express
- Christmas Candle: Sparkling Cinnamon
- Christmas Pajamas
- Apple Cider in my reindeer mug
- Company Holiday Masque Party
- Nanny Johnson's Christmas China
- Wrapping presents with the Rat Pack
- Oh Holy Night on the Christmas Piano CD
I've been merry-ing up our Christmas and intend on doing so for the next week. Join in on the fun, okay?
Friday, December 12, 2008
Our first REAL Christmas tree - full of ornaments from each of our childhoods. And a few new ones that we gave to each other in honor of our first Christmas.
This is what my sweet husband does when he doesn't have a job. After we made our stockings, he wanted to sew yarn on everything in sight...
I think this picture is crooked because I was focusing on the stockings...which are crooked. Oops.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
After enjoying our time there, we headed to Youngsville to see my parents and brother. Our delayed Thanksgiving dinner? BBQ Chicken, mac and cheese, potato salad, creamed corn and field peas. Love it!
We settled in back home on Sunday and began the task of dragging Christmas decorations out of the attic. I've been waiting for this since last year when I bought a ton of stuff for 75% off the week after Christmas. And my mother also packed up a box for me, so I was anxious to remember all that I had. I'll wait until I've put the final touches on our house to show you all pictures. We're finishing our homemade stockings and I'd like to put up a wreath so you can get the full effect! Until then, here's a sneak peak...