Monday, November 22, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like...

yea, yea you've got it--Christmas.
and yes, I know Thanksgiving isn't here yet.

but it's on Thursday, and I'm one of those overly Christmas cheery people who decorate before.
I just like to have my tree up on Thanksgiving, it makes the house feel warmer. 

So.... today we put Christmas music on Pandora and the tree went up!

Once we learned that they are ornaments ["twee balls"] and not balls, the decorating was on a roll. Thanking God my pre-mommy self bought shatter proof ornaments!
Our artificial tree was a lot easier to decorate. I prefer getting a real tree, but when I was pregnant with Adeline my belly broke out in a rash from being picked by pine needles while decorating. 

I wish I had the time to make some homemade ornaments for the tree this year. This is our 4th Christmas in the house, and my Christmas tree looks the same after 4 years. I'm wanting to do something a little different, but I really don't have the time to make anything or the  money for new decor. 
So much to do, so much to do! 
So it's just covered in red, green, gold, and mocha ornaments for now. I may try to go see if I can pick up any cheap and colorful fillers though to freshen it up a little. See, that's why I start early, time for improvements!?!

It was fun this year to have a little helper too, and we're looking forward to more Holiday traditions while Daddy's home. :)


  1. I want to redecorate my tree every year! Isn't that sad? Each Christmas, more and more pretty ornaments are put out in the stores, with me drooling all over them! But my budget can't afford it ;)

  2. i love adeline's shirt. plaid is too cute!

    i think we'll prob get our tree decorated on Friday!

  3. Oh it looks like fun:)
    I...I'm one of those horrible people who doesn't even let her siblings TALK about putting the tree up until like...December 1st.
    Someday I might change.
    Who knows.
    But it's lovely seeing people who are into the decorating and everything:)

  4. I'm the same way! I've got two villages set up with lights, and I'm hoping to have the tree up tonight. Usually I have it done by now, but I'm running behind. So you're not the only one!
    What a good little helper you go there. I wonder how M will do. OH and I went and bought those shatter proof ornaments the year I was pregnant! :) Mine are in different tones though.
    Yes I must get that tree up tonight. Your photos makes me happy!!! :D

  5. Such precious memories! Your little miss is just too sweet for words. Like you, I am also so ready for a change this year for my tree. I just LOVE this time of year.