Sunday, December 7, 2008

First Christmas!


The Thursday after Thanksgiving I went into work and they told me to go home...which is great, and not with a pink slip...which was even better!  We had too many people scheduled so I got to have the day off.  CHRISTMAS DECORATING TIME!  So Dan and I did some Christmas Tree shopping.  I am all about the fake Christmas Trees!  We found a pretty good deal at Lowe's for a kind of skinny tree which of course we ended up getting even though we had to go to Home Depot, Michaels and Hobby Lobby first to make sure we were getting the best deal!


AND...it is pre-lit! 

Although we got new ornaments for the tree - we did keep Dan's snowflake/star tree topper.  I like it!  I am excited to start collecting/making cool ornaments over the years so we have a better assortment - We helped my Grandma decorate her tree this year and she has 2 or 3 ornaments from her first tree with my Grandpa many many years ago!!  I guess we will have to save some of the Christmas Tree balls I bought at Michaels :)

Notice Dan's beaded necklace :)  Those were the leftovers - you don't need that many decorations on our little baby tree!

The tree looks a little puny there, but it fits quite nicely in our family room.


9 comments:

ssljvricks@gmail.com said...

We love your tree and love to see you having so much fun! we love and miss you guys, can't wait to see you soon!
love, Steph and Shane

Parks Family said...

Your tree looks great. We don't have any decorations from our first Christmas together. So sad. Decorating for the holidays is so much fun!

Saint Julien's said...

There you go my little pet. I thought I already had you on there. Now you are not only on my list but number ONE!!!

Makamae said...

Very nice. We have nothing festive in my house. Not because I am a bah-hum-bug, but because I don't see any point in decorating a home that isn't mine. I do have stockings... paper ones... up in my classroom. Does that count?

pinkmorning said...

i love your tree. we do fake trees too even though i always grew up having real trees. they are just so much easier. dave and i have bought a significant ornament for each year christmas we have been together. it is fun to look at them and what they represent to us.

Diana said...

katie,

my mom said you're looking for my dip recipe--i posted it on my blog last july. The link is:

http://mdphillips.blogspot.com/2008/07/hot-artichoke-and-feta-dip.html

or go to my july 2008 archives. let me know if you still can't find it.

Vanessa said...

You look so good! I love your tree, so cute! And I totally forgot about "vanessa's pareja" SO HILARIOUS!! Brings back such good SVU memories!

The Person Family said...

We're all about the fake tree for now, too. My cat would just eat a real one, and I would probably forget to water it and accidentally kill it with my brown thumb! Have fun with collecting your decorations! Merry Christmas!

Landon and Alaina said...

How fun! I just love all those first year together memories! Can't wait to see you!