Friday, December 2, 2011

O, Christmas Tree

This is a year of firsts for me. It is the first year I have ever had a real tree for Christmas (okay, now that I think about it, my parents had a real tree when I as a baby . . . but I wasn't old enough to remember so I can't count it).

This is also the first year that Chris and I decorated our home together for the holiday. Our first Christmas, as you may recall, was spent dog sitting for another family. And although their house was decorated for Christmas, it wasn't the same as it being "our home." And last year, we had someone living with us and didn't have enough room for her and a tree.

Here are a few photos of our tree:




My mom has given me an ornament every year for Christmas -- usually signifying something that happened that year. She gave me these elephants the year I got back from Africa. I think it's one of my favorites!

The tree skirt's debut! It's not quite wide enough to catch all the pine needles, but it does a great job of making the tree look complete!



We still need a few things - like something for the top. But that will come. I really love our tree. I love the festive feel I have just turning on the lights each evening. I love this wonderful season! I hope you do too!

1 comment:

MOLLY said...

love it! Quintin set up a real tree in my old apt a few years ago... It was more charlie brown then yours - but the smell is pretty nice. :) looks good emily!