Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like...


I admit, I feel a little out of sorts decorating for Christmas and listening to Christmas music (it's impossible to decorate with out it!) in the middle of November. For someone like me (who LOVES all things Christmas), that's an atypical statement.

This time next week, we'll be soaking up the sun on the shores of Perdido Key, FL for the Thanksgiving holiday. I'm usually a decorate for Christmas on Black Friday kind of girl, but being in a different state changes that plans a bit. I've learned to decorate BEFORE we leave so that we're able to enjoy it when we get home...instead of dreading it due to car-lag and the inevitable turkey coma.

Last night, I convinced Marty to get the Christmas storage boxes out of the storage shed...and this might be THE thing he loathes about the Christmas season....

( You'll notice that the 3 Christmas tree boxes didn't even make it into this picture...that's all ornaments and decorative and gift wrapping stuff there, folks. Warning: This is not a task for the weak!!!)

And so today, the decorating began! I have 2 trees down and only the big one to go!!

(This one is in our kitchen and goes with the black and white color scheme in there.)

(This one is by the front door. It's all decked out in vintage stuff...ornaments from my childhood Christmas tree and ornaments, trim and a topper that used to be on my grandmother's tree.)

Hopefully, the big tree will at least get put up tonight, then I'll start tackling the other boxes. The outdoor stuff will wait until we're back from FL. And the gifts will get wrapped and go under the tree soon after that!

Now, only a few more days until full-blown hours of Christmas music, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Elf and (hopefully) some more winter-y weather! Bring on the Christmas!!

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Jamie Jo said...

Way to go, Marty! Wow, three trees, you are awesomely talented! We are going to decorate this weekend. I am looking forward to it.

Danielle said...

Yes! Thank you Sarai! I'm doing the same thing. We always travel, but this time we are traveling from a lot further away, and for both holidays, so I have to decorate early too. There would just be no enjoying it otherwise. And, I love Christmas, so that's not gonna be an option!