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07 November 2012

Oh Christmas Tree.

Angel and I decorated our house for Christmas. Go ahead and judge us if you want. Actually, if it was up to me, I would have gone traditional and waited till the day after Thanksgiving. But Angel really, really loves the Christmas tree and its strings of lights, so he wasn't willing to wait any longer. This was actually our first year decorating for Christmas together. That's because, in 2010, our first Christmas, we'd only gotten married three weeks before Christmas and we didn't own many decorations besides a few ornaments to hang on our non-existent tree. I didn't even know where my stocking was. Last year, Angel got bored one day in OCTOBER while I was at school, and I came home to a Christmas tree. This year I talked him into waiting till we were both home at the same time. We listened to Taylor Swift and Fernando Ortega (I know, random!) while decorating and had a grand old time decorating with our as-yet slightly pitiful collection of Christmas decorations.

(It is my theory that people attract Christmas decorations magnetically and without trying as they go through life, and so, in an effort not to wind up with an unmanageable supply of decorations a few years down the road we limit Christmas decoration purchasing as much as possible. My theory is true, though, you know. Out of the decorations we currently have, the only ones we bought were the tree, the lights, one stocking, and approximately 2 ornaments. The rest were gifts or were inherited.)

 Told you he was very fond of Christmas lights.
 I've had my stocking since my very first Christmas, so I'm told. I don't actually remember that Christmas. I bought Angel's for $3 at a thrift store last year so that he wasn't left out.
It's no designer tree, but it's happy to look at!

When are you going to decorate for Christmas?
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In other news, check out LeiShell's blog, because she's actually paying attention to the appropriate holiday, unlike Angel and I. I love her latest list of things she's thankful for, especially because it starts with: "A Clean House". I'm pretty sure all of us with houses to clean are pretty thankful for that!

15 comments :

  1. I REALLY REALLY wanted to decorate last weekend, but I think I am going to hold out until Thanksgiving weekend. I did go through a lot of our decorations so I can take inventory of what we "need".

    -Lindsey

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  2. I would never judge you. I may or may not have been itching to listen to Christmas music since last week. haha!

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  3. This has so got me itching to put up my Christmas decor! Love you cute little tree. And you are totally right, you will never have to buy decorations because they just come at you from everywhere!

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  4. Yes, for us we wait...but only because I'm still recovering from decorating for fall. You just go on and enjoy your tree:) Thanks for the blog shout out. Might have been my only post without pictures, hard to manage being a photographer, lol.

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  5. I can't wait to start decorating my place for Christmas!!!!!!!! Love your tree-great idea to place photo on it!
    Kisses
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  6. Normally we hold out until Thanksgiving weekend...this year we're out of town again but get back Sunday afternoon, so I imagine if we're not too ridiculously tired we'll be decorating Sunday night! (After having been on the ferry from Juneau for 12 hours though, who knows if we'll feel up to it...)

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  7. I'm with Angel, the sooner the better! It's not up long enough as it is.
    And I agree with your theory of attracting Christmas items over the years...my mom has a box of ornaments to prove it. They're mostly from elementary school projects from all us kids, but it's sentimental and it's nice. :) I love your decorations!

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  8. EPIC!

    I LOVE You guys! I secretly want to decorate for Christmas now too hehe! I just LOVE those decorations:)

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  9. I normally try to leave Christmas decorating for the 1st of December. This year my work's Christmas party is November 19th so I've decided that anything after that is fair game.

    I love that you have a bear stocking. I feel like everyone from our generation has a bear or dog stocking.

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  10. Last year I had my christmas tree up at the beginning of November. I am going to try and wait. But its hard! I love my tree! And it really gets me in the mood for Christmas! For Christmas, my boyfriend's aunt bought us new stockings. They are really cute. I am planning on filling his with little bottles of fireball whiskey :)

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  11. I'm ready to decorate too but my husband is insistent on waiting until Thanksgiving :p

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  12. We are Black Friday tree putter-uppers. But I am already wishing it was Black Friday. Hurry it up, Thanksgiving!!!

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  13. Yay! We're crazy first-week-of-November Christmas people too, usually, but we're cutting our own tree this year, so must wait. How will we survive?!
    ~April

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  14. I've been waiting to decorate since October, now I just need to convince my husband that it's time. I love Christmas and I love decorations...I think it can totally happen before Thanksgiving, at least for now.

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  15. looks beautiful! i love Christmas! xo We are your newest followers. We would love for you to stop by and check us out xo

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