We didn’t waste any time making the transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I’ve always been one to respect the turkey, but as of 8:00 a.m. on Black Friday, we were off and running to Christmas-ify the house.
The main driver of this activity was the fact that it was 60 degrees outside, and that is basically unheard of for November in these parts. If we had to be outside putting up lights on the house, we wanted to be doing it without frozen fingers. ‘Nuf said.
We started with a morning run to a nearby Walmart to get supplies. Since we had never had an exterior to decorate when we lived in the condo, we were lacking a lot of the basics. After we loaded our cart with an ungodly amount of boxes of lights, we were on our way. Once home, we put Nora down for a nap and got working. It was seriously beautiful outside.
I wore Nora in the Ergo for the hunt. First, Marie and I plotted out our route using the map. :)
Then, we were on our way.
Initially, we all thought we wanted blue spruces, but once we checked them out up close and personal, we realized that they have REALLY sharp and prickly needles. With a little one in the house, we decided against that.
After a little more hunting and exploring the different varieties, we found our winners. Coincidentally, they were right next to each other!
Tyler cut theirs down first…
…and then Michael took care of ours.
We’re used to freezing our asses off during Christmas tree hunting, so to do this so comfortably was a real treat. :)
After hauling the trees back to the cashier, getting them trimmed and bailed, we loaded them onto our cars and headed back for a few more photos ops.
First, Nora was happy to sit with Santa in his sleigh.
“Not so fast, Santa. I’m not done telling you what I want for Christmas.”
I don’t know what it means when she does this with her hands, but I absolutely love it.
Then it was time to haul our tree home, have some dinner, and get Nora into bed.
Once Nora was down for the night, we finished putting up the lights in our windows, and brought our tree inside.
Like my candy cane pajama pants? Festive.
Finally, it was complete. We promptly collapsed on the couch to watch Home Alone, but both passed out about 20-30 minutes into it.
I love Christmastime.
AboutI'm Heather. I'm 31 and have been married to Michael for five years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
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