Confession: We have been listening to Christmas music since November 1st. Yes, moving to a Caribbean island could not rob us of our Christmas over-enthusiasm. We moved into our apartment on Wednesday, and put up a Christmas tree on Thursday. We got a 6 foot from Cost U Less, but the top branch was a foot long itself (we ended up folding it in half), so it seems a bit shorter. We didn't have any ornaments, so we got gold garland for $4 and four boxes of candy canes. Brent also bought two ornaments from the grocery's $1 section - classy touch. It's a bit of a Charlie Brown tree, but I'm so happy we got it. I love to have it lit up at night; I wish I could keep it up all year.
A comparison: Last year's tree next to this year's tree
Brent watching the movie "Valentine's Day" on Thanksgiving Day after putting up our Christmas tree. A holiday mash-up.
I haven't taken any official pictures of our new place yet (since my SLR lens is so zoomed in I will probably need to use the point and shoot to capture our little living areas), but I did snap this shot of the hutch Brent built to go with my desk. It's a perfect fit!
Shot of kitchen window (taken from living room):
Friday morning Brent was feeling the Christmas spirit, and did a little jam session as we cranked up the C-Mas music. (He might ask me to take this down, so chances are only the first few viewers will get to see this.) I think he was also very excited for our first guests, who were flying in at noon.
I don't have any pictures from our first day with Jess, Ben, and Lucy, but here's the aftermath of one night with an eight month old baby:
Jess and Ben went the bed around 9:30 (they had gotten up at 3:00 am), and Brent zonked out at 10:00. I let him sleep for a couple hours before carrying him to bed (just kidding, I made him walk). He needed the sleep for the adventure we had Saturday...more to come in the next post!
Happy December everyone! We've been waiting for you all to join us in the Christmas season!