Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I love Christmas. I love it, I love it, I love it. And lucky for me, I married someone who loves it just as much, if not more.

This post is a little belated, but probably more seasonally appropriate then when we actually put up our tree on November 1st. Brent was so excited to start the holiday festivities, he was asking to put it up at the end of October. I told him that was too soon, but he convinced me to do it as soon as it turned to November. Since we leave December 10, I do think it's nice to have it up early so we get to enjoy it longer.

We got home from volunteering on Tuesday night and made it as Christmas-y as possible. Christmas music, balsam and cedar candle, hot chocolate, Christmas movie.

Remember our little tree from last year? It only has two sections, so putting it up doesn't take long!

Adding the tinsel

Last year we did candy canes for ornaments, but they got really sticky and no one wanted to eat them. So this year we decided to cut snowflakes. It was actually really fun. Brent came up with the idea that anyone who comes to our apartment has to cut a snowflake and put it up. So now even Joy has one on there!

We finished the night snuggling up to our first Christmas movie of the season. Ah, life is very, very good!


  1. Sounds awesome! I love Christmas too and can't wait to have yiu here. Good movie choice, too! I bought it for $5 this summer in anticipation for this season!

  2. I like your mugs! :)

  3. A Christmas post without Christmas colors?? Where's the red and green?! :)

  4. I remember that little tree! Crazy to think that we were there one year ago this week... And now we have a whole new family member!

  5. Can't believe that Brent wanted to put the tree up in October! =) Your tree is lovely!
    We'll miss you here on island over Christmas, hope you're having a great time