I’ve been loving all the Christmas tree posts going up around the blog community. I LOVE Christmas trees. Nat The Fat Rat posts 1 or 2 a day from her favorite blogs…and readers too. Fun. I wanted to get in on the action so, this morning, I snapped a few photos. Libby asked to be in one. WHAAA? She never wants her picture taken. So, even though she was still in her jammies and still had her cute bedhead, a mock Christmas morning photo was snapped.
And it was blurry….NO! I said, “One more Libbs. Please.” “I done.” She replied. “Pleeease!!!” I pleaded. She said ‘cheeeese’ as quick as she could and off she went saying, "I color now." Thank heavens the second one turned out. Cause what’s a post without Libby in it, right? (What did I ever post about before Libby? Really.)
So…back to Christmas trees. Ours has been up since before Thanksgiving. Jared did it one day before I got home from work. Love him. I was feeling very overwhelmed with getting rid of things to make another nursery so, instead of cluttering my house with 5 totes of Christmas décor this year, we just pulled out the tree, one nativity, one snowman, and one Santa. Works for me!
The other night Jared and I were watching Transformers. He paused it and left the room for awhile saying he’d be right back. He was not ‘right back’. Fifteen-plus minutes later he walked into the room. He wondered how in the world I was still staring at a paused TV screen and hadn’t pushed play or changed it to something else. I said, “I’m not. I’m looking at our tree!!! I love it!” He thinks I’m a big dork but, it’s my happy little thing. Right, Mama??
I love looking at all my ornaments. I have some good ones! Each year growing up my Mom would give us kids an ornament on Christmas Day. When I left on my own I got to take 23 ornaments to put on my own tree. Awesome. Since then, I've been adding candy, cupcakes, cookies and such. Sort of turning my tree into a sweet-treat.
Libby's first Christmas ornament...a COOKIE #1. Perfect...thanks Mom.
And other knick-knacks around the house. Love this time of year! And getting all your Christmas cards!! I got my first 2 in the mail yesterday. That makes me very happy. Keep 'em coming!