Sunday, November 25, 2007

Time to Dust Off Those Ornaments

That's right, Christmas at our house has officially begun.

Last year Steve and I began the tradition of getting a Christmas tree about three seconds after Thanksgiving. So after a fun weekend in San Diego with Steve's family, we stopped at a Christmas tree lot on the drive home. The guy there told us that the real shipment of trees hadn't even arrived yet, but that they were selling a few early ones. So we snagged a pretty 7-footer, tied it onto the car, and headed home. The rest of the afternoon was spent decorating the house, sipping apple cider, and listening to Jessica and Nick sing "Baby It's Cold Outside." Now if only the weather here would actually turn colder...

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  1. We put our tree up too. Ours is fake though (shhhh!).

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  2. Hooray for Christmas!! We haven't put a tree up yet, but that's because we need to find a stand first. Once we find one, it's off to the tree lot. I can't wait!

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  3. I put my miniature tree up, but the family tree has yet to be bought!

    And you can come visit my family. It's plenty cold here. Maybe you can even take some of the cold back with you.

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  4. beautiful! busting out the tree is on the agenda for this weekend!!

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  5. Sadly, the coldest it will be? Probably in the 40's or 50's...at night.

    I love living in Southern California!

    Maya (Chock Late)

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  6. I've a good excuse for skipping the tree part...the dog would have AT IT for sure. I do love putting up lights though and will probably go the whole mile in changing the curtains, throw pillows and bath linens to fit the holiday mood. This includes the dog, who will have to put up with a red velvet bow tied around her neck!

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  7. I looove your house! The walls are such a cool color and that window is so beautiful!
    I tried to put up our tree this year and my husband put his foot down. He's making me wait until December 1st. What a grinch!

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  8. Ohh I love christmas remakes! Especially motown ones right now! :D yeah Christmas!

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  9. We're not ready yet. We are on year 3 of our fake pre-lit tree, but this year I'm excited for our new 2.5' PINK pre-lit tree! I couldn't resist it at the after-Christmas clearance last year!

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  10. Sorry I haven't posted 7 interesting things about me. I really can't think of 7. I work too much. lol

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  11. I can't wait for it to get cold here, then it'll finally feel like Christmastime!

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  12. that is the cutest tradition ever. i can just hear the song playing in the background as you're decorating. adorable.

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  13. I love this season - we're getting our tree this coming weekend, and you can bet we'll be playing Christmas songs as we decorate!

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  14. We're still in the cleaning part. Our place looks like a frat house. When that's done, we decorate. I'm so excited! :D

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  15. I want a real tree! Yours is gorgeous. I totally put my little fake tree up directly after Thanksgiving dinner too, haha. I mean.. why not??

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  16. 7 feet? Good job!

    I always go back to my parents' place for a couple weeks over the holiday, so I usually don't get a tree, but the yearning is there, I'll admit...

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  18. Wow! Your house looks so beautiful. I love Christmas Tree Decorating!

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