Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Love Love All Around!
I'm not exactly sure if it's beacause "tis the season" or not but there's a lot of love going on in this here household. As you can see.
Both Dustin and I have grown up in families where we were very loved and cherished and honored. So, I think it's easy for us to just follow suit and carry on that idea into our own house. You live what you know. You know?
I'm finaly feeling like I'm in the "Christmas Spirit". As in, i'm feeling somewhat prepared and not totally anxious about the holidays. I think it helps once the tree is set up. Even though I love the look of a uniform tree with pretty decorations like something straight out of Martha Stewart. Dustin prefers the traditions and memories of Christmas rather than just "finding something that looks nice". So this year (and last) Dustin and Ben hiked up into the bush and sawed down our own REAL tree. This year I think Dustin made it his goal to chop down the LARGEST tree they could find. I know we have a vaulted ceiling honey but...seriously! When I first walked in the door to witness this beast I was taken aback by it's monstrousity. It stoo in the middle of the living room, large and obtuse and looming over everything. It's branches touched each of our couches on both sides of the room. YIKES! However once we trimmed it down and rammed it into a corner it does look pretty good. I must say though that even though I went out and bought more decorations and lights the tree just seems to swallow them up in it's enormity. I could go out and buy some basketball and hang them on it and that might look more in proportion. Hopefully I get a picture on here soon. To prove this to you. Although you may find that I'm a bit of an exaggerator. I come by it honestly though. My mom is the ruler and Queen of all who exaggerate. Sorry mom, but you know it's true.
So, we now have our giant tree and I'm slowly stocking the freezer with goooodies. (As Nacho Libre would say it). By the way are Dustin and I the only ones who found that movie DANG funny? it seems everyone else found it rather lame. Which it is. But DANG funny. Man I'm the queen of sidetrack today. As I was saying...I now feel like I'm ready. Christmas...
BRING IT ON!
Also, I'm throwing a question out there into the void and vastness that is the internet. What is your favourite Christmas tradition? And what do you like most about Christmas? We're wanting to start some traditions of our own and I'd love some good ideas to bring the "warmth and cheer of the season" into our home.