Since the Mr. and I had our own place, we (meaning the Mr. directs me where there are ornament “holes” while I *artfully* cover ever square inch of that tree!) decorate for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. Well, I know this is early for some people. We’ve gone even a bit earlier this year and put up most decorations this weekend with the exclusion of putting the ornaments on the tree. Saving that for some weeknight fun! I don’t know why, but I always feel slightly embarrassed about my Christmas spirit. I play my Christmas music loud and proud cruising around at least until the Mr. vetoes the cheesiest selections. It’s a magical time of year that takes us out of the ordinary and helps us really seek out beautiful ways to celebrate wether that may be food, home decor, and/or special events. Me, I like them all! Christmas cookies, church services, special outfits (I have an over the top, blatantly obvious Christmas skirt this year – don’t worry it’s not cheese-tastic!), and of course special little events for us to experience as the little family we are. Since we are traveling and spending the special holiday away from our little home, I wanted to be able to enjoy Christmas in our home as much as possible. Hence, the big drag-down from the attic. I’m quite proud to say I lugged down all the mess myself. The Mr. was manning the vacuum which is totally necessary when you’re taking out all those oh-so carefully packed figurines and decorations packing in Styrofoam. H actually had a decent mouthful of the stuff (Styrofoam that is!) and decided it was so delicious that he didn’t want Mommy’s annoying fingers to pry it out. Here are some pictures from our weekend at home.
First hair cut ~ Only slightly traumatic…
Decaf Vanilla Latte a la Starbucks with this handsome dude and his equally as handsome daddy. P.S. Check out the lady’s crazy boots behind H. I have to admit to some staring!
Free Christmas Cookies! Aren’t these little nuggets precious! From Bergey’s Breadbasket in Chesapeake. Very quaint, nice place and people. They thought H was the bee’s knees, and I agree of course! I think we scored the free cookies due to his smile.
H was amazed by the Town Center Illumination! We got to see part of the parade with some parade balloons, cheerleaders, and best of all a big fire truck.
Blurry but I love it.
Even though I get overwhelmed by all the hustle and bustle, the work that goes into fun is so worth it. I confess I kind of didn’t want to rush after dinner, bundle up, and drive to Town Center (woo weee, it was literally a less than 10 minute drive). I’m so glad we did. Seeing H’s face light up when he saw all the people and lights was so worth it. Seeing him sitting on the shoulders of the man who has held my heart for 13 years as of December 6th was beyond. Cheers to you who drag out the garland and silly Santa decorations early. We need this spirit to remind us of what is important this time of year and always. No, it isn’t Black Friday or just the food treats and gifts. Really the spirit of Thanksgiving should stay with us all year, but I feel that the holiday season is just a reality check we need sometimes. Have a wonderful week. Only 2.5 days to go until we are family bound.