Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Time is Here!

Steven and I are very excited to be celebrating our first married Christmas! Tomorrow is our half-iversary ... we'll have been married for 6 months!! We bought our first Christmas tree (my little 4 footer wasn't really working for us), and spent some time shopping and picking out some new ornaments and some outdoor decorations. We know it's silly, but we decided to go ahead and put lights out on our porch/balcony. I love seeing lights outside! I'll update with pictures of outside and of our little Christmas village another day. For now, here's the tree and ornaments!

First, the tree and the presents I (finally!) finished wrapping.
And the obligatory first Christmas Ornament. I knew I wanted something personalized, and it took me awhile to find something I liked. That resulted in this being one of the last ornaments to make it onto the tree!

We also picked up an ornament for Foster when we bought our personalized ornaments. We knew this one was perfect when we saw it, since our dog can hear the treat jar being opened from across the apartment.

Our pastor talked a couple of weeks ago about how his wife decorates for Christmas. He said that they make it a point not to focus on the baby so much that they forget about the sacrifice that came later. For that reason most of their decorations are crosses. I hope to find a new cross ornament every year to add to our tree. Here's our first!

Anyone who knows Steven knows how much he loves football, especially the Cowboys. We, of course, had to add several Dallas Cowboys ornaments to our tree. Because our tree is decorated in Blue and Silver (to look wintry and snowy of course), Steven has decided that it's a Dallas Cowboys tree. He's wrong of course, but believing that seems to make him happy!

The rest of the tree is decorated with ornaments that I've been collecting since Suzi and I got a tree in college. I'll try to post more of those with the rest of the decorations we put up later on this week. Last but not least is our angel. Ever since I was little I have loved the big, ornate angels, and I found one this year that I love!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of the cross ornaments! Lovely tree.
    Glad to hear you and DH are planning on going to Disney! :) What table service restaurants have you made reservations for? We are trying to make this a fairly inexpensive trip since it is on such short notice. So far the only thing I have reserved are Sci-fi at Hollywood Studios and The Plaza at Magic Kingdom.